【#StandWithHK】This petition is initiated by a group of professional organizations in Hong Kong. Please sign up to urge the American, the British and the Canadian Governments to impose sanctions on Hong Kong Government officials and pro-CCP legislators in consideration of their infringement of international human rights conventions over the push for the Extradition Bill and violent suppression of peaceful protests. Please stand with Hongkongese!
【Global Petition to American, British and Canadian Governments】
Call for sanctioning of Hong Kong Government officials and pro-CCP legislators
Address to American, British and Canadian Government Heads:
Mr. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States
Mrs. Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Mr. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Dear President Trump, Prime Minister May and Prime Minister Trudeau,
We are a group of professional organizations in Hong Kong. We are writing to draw your kind attention to the proposed Extradition Bill in Hong Kong.
Since becoming a free port in 1841, Hong Kong has operated as an independent jurisdiction separate from China. In 1984, China and the United Kingdom signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration codifying such an independent jurisdiction and preserving its autonomy beyond 1997 under the formula of “One Country Two Systems” (OCTS).
However, the Extradition Bill proposed by the Hong Kong Government, if passed, would undermine the constitutional foundation of the territory as a separate jurisdiction. The proposed bill would authorize the Hong Kong Government (without any legislative oversight) to extradite people to Chinese courts where there is a high risk of inhumane treatment and no guarantee of a fair trial. As someone who is appointed non-democratically, the Chief Executive would inevitably bow to pressure from Beijing to extradite people to stand trial in China.
On June 9, more than 1 million Hong Kong people marched on the streets to voice their opposition against the Extradition Bill. However, the Hong Kong Government and the pro-Beijing legislators completely ignored the voice of these people, as well as numerous legal, business, and community groups that have voiced their opposition. On June 12, the Hong Kong police brutally fired sandbag rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas at unarmed protestors, including many students.
The Hong Kong Government and the pro-CCP legislators’ push for the Extradition Bill and their violent suppression of peaceful protests have already infringed international human rights conventions particularly the United Nations’ Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials. Therefore we urge your Governments to immediately impose sanctions on the following Hong Kong Government officials and pro-CCP Legislative Councillors pursuant to the US Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, the UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 and the Canada Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, freezing their assets and banning them (and their immediate families) from entering your countries.
▋Hong Kong Government officials
Carrie LAM, Chief Executive
Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, Secretary for Justice
John LEE Ka-chiu, Secretary for Security
LO Wai-chung, Commissioner of Police
▋43 pro-CCP legislators
Andrew LEUNG Kwan-yuen, Abraham SHEK Lai-him, Tommy CHEUNG Yu-yan, Jeffrey LAM Kin-fung, WONG Ting-kwong, Starry LEE Wai-king, CHAN Hak-kan, CHAN Kin-por, Priscilla LEUNG Mei-fun, WONG Kwok-kin, Regina IP LAU Suk-yee, Paul TSE Wai-chun, Michael TIEN Puk-sun, Steven HO Chun-yin, Frankie YICK Chi-ming, YIU Si-wing, MA Fung-kwok, CHAN Han-pan, LEUNG Che-cheung, Alice MAK Mei-kuen, KWOK Wai-keung, Christopher CHEUNG Wah-fung, Elizabeth QUAT, Martin LIAO Cheung-kong, POON Siu-ping, CHIANG Lai-wan, LO Wai-kwok, CHUNG Kwok-pan, Jimmy NG Wing-ka, Junius HO Kwan-yiu, HO Kai-ming, Holden CHOW Ho-ding, SHIU Ka-fai, Wilson OR Cg-shing, YUNG Hoi-yan, CHAN Chun-ying, CHEUNG Kwok-kwan, LUK Chung-hung, LAU Kwok-fan, Kenneth LAU Ip-keung, Vincent CHENG Wing-shun, Tony TSE Wai-chuen, and CHAN Hoi-yan.
If the Chinese and Hong Kong Government continue to push for the Extradition Bill and violently suppress protests, further sanctions should be imposed on all police officers who use excessive force as well as all pro-CCP local collaborators such as District Councillors, Hong Kong delegates to the Chinese National People’s Congress, and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Please stand with Hongkongese for our common values of democracy, freedom and human rights!
Agreed upon by the following organizations:
Progressive Scholars Group（高教公民）
HK Psychologists Concern（良心理政）
Progressive Teachers’ Alliance（進步教師同盟）
Democratic Action Accountants（民主進步會計師）
Frontline Tech Workers（前線科技人員）
Radiation Therapist and Radiographer Conscience（放射良心）
Progressive Lawyers Group（法政匯思）
United Nations’ Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials
Amnesty International’s statement on Hong Kong Police’s use of excessive force
The Global Magnitsky Act Questions and Answers