Justice for Pro-Democracy Advocate Arrested By Chinese Police

Target: Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China

Goal: Release prominent pro-democracy advocate from jail.

One of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates, Jimmy Lai, was recently arrested for his dissent against the Chinese Communist Party. This came as part of Beijing’s sweeping national security law designed to keep Hong Kong under strict control.

Jimmy Lai is a well-known media tycoon and the head of a fiercely democratic publication, called Apple Daily. During Lai’s arrest, more than 200 officers of the Chinese Communist Party raided the publication’s offices. The police also arrested Lai’s two sons who are reportedly not involved in his media business.

Lai’s arrest signals that Beijing’s national security law is not only targeted to those involved in pro-democracy protests or riots, but also anyone who speaks out against the communist party in general. In addition, many fear that the law will be used to curb the country’s freedom of the press. Sign below to demand that Jimmy Lai is released from jail and democratic freedoms are returned to Hong Kong.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Jinping,

Beijing’s arrest of Jimmy Lai is frightening and oppressive. China’s control over Hong Kong is stripping citizens of important rights, such as freedom of speech and the press.

The new national security law is threatening individual autonomy to an unacceptable level. I demand that you release Jimmy Lai from jail and loosen your oppressive restrictions on pro-democracy citizens.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: United States Department of State




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One Comment

  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    YES, I demand that Jimmy Lai be released from jail and democratic freedoms are returned to Hong Kong. Hell, WE release criminals, rapists & murderers from our prisons because of the CHINESE VIRUS, and they can’t release ONE MAN because he is pro-democracy???

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