Hong Kong 一 Release Lawyer And Pro-Democracy Activist Chow Hang-tung

Chow is facing 10 years imprisonment for exercising her rights to peaceful activism.

What to know:

  • Chow Hang-tung has been accused of ‘inciting subversion’ by holding a vigil in commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown.
  • The Hong Kong government has the power to withdraw its allegations and free Chow from imprisonment.
  • Sign the petition — call on Hong Kong to drop all charges against Chow.

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Last year, human rights lawyer and pro-democracy activist Chow Hang-tung, was charged for “inciting subversion” under the new National Security Law and faces potential 10 years imprisonment.

Under the now defunct Hong Kong Alliance group, Chow served as vice-chairwoman and held vigils in commemoration of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. This attracted several arrests and charges by the Hong Kong government including her ‘inciting subversion’ which led to her current imprisonment. This is a violation of her human rights under international human rights laws.

Jailing protesters and organizers is a tactic of governments and authorities who are afraid of people’s power, intended to silence dissent and instill fear in the population to deter them from joining further protests — basic human rights.

Sign the petition urging Hong Kong to drop all charges against Chow Hang-tung and release her immediately.
The CIVICUS monitor rates civic space in Hong Kong as repressed.