Stand with Hong Kong
24 Oct 2020

Dear Community and Human Rights Leaders,

On 23rd August the Chinese authorities arrested a group of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists after intercepting their boat heading towards Taiwan. They have been detained in the mainland city of Shenzhen for over 50 days without access to the legal representation organised by their families.

The 12 young people from Hong Kong, aged from 16-29, were fleeing Hong Kong as a result of the draconian National Security Law, which was enforced by Beijing on Hong Kong, and on the rest of the world, in July this year, with an aim to imprison dissidents, undermine judicial independence, prohibit the pursuit of free speech and democracy, and worse still, to extradite suspected offenders to Mainland China for illegal detention.

In response to the global call to action by the ’12 Hongkongers Concern Group’, along with other supporting groups in Australia and across the globe, Adelaide – Stand with Hong Kong will be holding an assembly in solidarity with the 12 Hongkongers detained and their loved ones:

Time: 2pm to 4pm
Date: Saturday, 24 Oct 2020
Location: Rundle Mall, Adelaide

From past experience, we knew that global support and attention is crucial and vital to safeguard the wellbeing of the 12 young people, and fight for the earliest result. Thus, the 12 Hongkongers Concern Group will be hosting an assembly on the 25th October, 8pm Hong Kong time, to call for the HK government to be held fully responsible for betraying the 12 Hong Kongers, to stand in solidarity with the 12’s relatives, and demand immediate release of the 12 back to Hong Kong. Our Adelaide rally on the 24th Oct will form part of the film to be played during the 25th Oct assembly in Hong Kong.
I hope you could come along with flags that represent your country and slogans to help condemn the CCP’s crimes against humanity.

Please kindly forward this email to your community members and friends who support peace, democracy, and human rights.

In solidarity,

Fiona Hui

Help Stop Uyghur Forced Labour

Dear Community Leader,

Australian Government must ban the importation of products from Xinjiang and other parts of China that are produced in whole or part by forced labour.

The systematic oppression of the Uyghur people by the Chinese Government is undeniable, and the exploitation of detained Uyghurs as a captive labour force is clear. More than one million people have been rounded up and put in massive internment camps across Xinjiang. Mass surveillance, restrictions on free movement, and widespread persecution of the Uyghur people have been confirmed beyond doubt.

We must take a strong stand against the well documented abuse of hundreds of thousands of Uyghur people in Xinjiang. It would be a human rights disgrace if Australia, under our free trade agreement with China, turned a blind eye to profiteering from what amounts to slave labour.

Please take a minute to stand up for freedom, democracy and human rights and sign this petition.

Please CLICK HERE and share the petition with all of your friends, family and colleagues. The more signatures we get, the more chance we can achieve real change.

For more information related to Uyghur forced labour, please refer to the following link.

Kind Regards,

Halimah Valiyff

Public Officer

Australian Tangritagh Women’s Association

Ph: +61 8 8362 3377  Fax: +61 8 8362 6922

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Payneham SA  5070

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