Government should back HK democracy: advocates

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 25, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter

The government should support Hong Kong’s democratic values following the

Sunflower movement leader Lin Fei-fan, center, former secretary-general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students Chan Shu-fai, fourth right, Taiwan Association for Human Rights vice secretary-general Shih Yi-hsiang, third right, and other human rights advocates yesterday attend a news conference in Taipei to show support for Hong Kong democracy advocates.
Photo: Lu Yi-shuan, Taipei Times

imprisonment of several prominent democracy advocates in the territory, Taiwanese human rights advocates and civic groups said yesterday.

“The government should make a statement and defend democratic values in Hong Kong, as they have come under increasing pressure,” Sunflower movement leader Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) said.

Lin urged Taiwanese to join a campaign launched by the Taiwan Association for Human Rights to writer letters to the jailed Hong Kong democracy advocates.

“Even if there is nothing we can do, we hope that our support can reach them so they know that they have friends in Taiwan,” Lin said.    [FULL  STORY]

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