On Thursday, 24th September 2020, human rights activists from Hong Kong criticized China in the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland.
Wai-Tong Lee, a Hong Kong human rights activist, spoke in the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland, during the 45th Human Rights Council Session, which is continued in the UN Office at Geneva from 22nd September 6th October.
During his intervention in a General Assembly Hall in the United Nations Office, Lee said, “After establishing the National Security Law in Hong Kong, there is no more freedom of speech.”
“Hundreds of pro-democracy people have been arrested due to the violation of the law. They only speak out to seek justice and maintain democracy in Hong Kong, but it’s seen as inciting state power subversion. This is how China manipulates Hong Kong.”
Lee added, “Last December, a large number of Hong Kongers, including pro-democracy activist Andy Lee, missing in mainland China. Joshua Wong, a Former Secretary-General of Demosistō, has been arrested today in Hong Kong.”
Lee further informed the UN, “Besides, Hong Kong is not the only victim under the Chinese government’s oppression. In South Mongolia, their schools started from September using Mongolian for teaching and forced to use only Chinese as teaching language. Against the Tibet and the Uyghur as well.”
Lee continued, “The above actions have clearly violated the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Beijing declaration. Democracy-loving nations needed to be accountable to condemn and sanction the Chinese government.”
Hong Kong human rights activist requested the United Nations and pointed out that the UN must force China to Withdraw the national security law of Hong Kong and stop any other inhumane treatments.
“The United Nations played its ropes and disclosed the situation, and transferring 12 Hong Kong people back to Hong Kong.”
Ending the speech, Lee said that China is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and member of the UN Human Rights Council starting in 2019, exploiting its position to suppress the democracy and freedom of Hong Kong and others.
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