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.
24 Oct 2020