Petition for A Nobel Peace Prize for the 3 Hong Kong Democrats
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Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow became Hong Kong's first prisoners of conscience today, 18th August, 2017
In 2014, the trio lead what is known as the Umbrella Movement, asking for democracy and universal suffrage for the election of Hong Kong's Chief Executive, and most of all, to defend Hong Kong's freedom from Beijing's increasing aggression.
The trio were found guilty with "Unlawful Assembly", and served their sentence. However, the Hong Kong's Department of Justice appealed for their sentence, claiming that the trio's punishment of Community Service Order was too lenient. The court accepted the appeal and punished the trio by sentencing them to 6 months, 8 months and 7 months of imprisonment respectively.
The court stated that the trio was encouraging large scale violence, which is an insult to the peaceful Umbrella Movement.
“The political prosecutions and resentencing of these young people is shameful and further evidence that Hong Kong’s cherished autonomy is precipitously eroding. Beijing’s heavy hand is on display for all to see as they attempt to crush the next generation of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and undermine the ‘one country, two systems’ arrangement.” - Marco Rubio
Like many previous Nobel Peace Prize Laureates such as Aung San Suu Kyi and Liu Xiaobo, the trio is found guilty with an outrageously bogus charge. We hope the Norwegian Nobel Committee to nominate Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow for their efforts in the Umbrella Movement and their fight for Hong Kong's freedom.
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