When The International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) awarded the 2018 Democracy Medal, the world’s longest standing international democracy award, to three prominent Hong Kong democracy activist -Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow; young student leaders of the Umbrella Movement- we knew their struggle was important.
Today in Hong Kong millions of people are protesting to have their democratic rights protected. Sadly enough, Joshua Wong has been arrested by the Hong Kong police, along with over 900 other Hong Kong citizens protesting the pending extradition law, police brutality and lack of universal suffrage for free and fair elections in Hong Kong.
IAPC in the strongest terms condemns this political crackdown in defense of the rule of law, human rights and freedom of speech. IAPC invites the world to speak up for Hong Kong.
Global attention and protest may be the only protection such brave Hong Kong people have.
Below you will find IAPC President Mehmet Ural’s letter to Carrie Lam -The Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region- and IAPC’s Press Release.