We are not alone in Hong Kong for a right to democracy and freedoms. I spoke to a well known tennis player from Taiwan and he told me his reality of growing up in Taiwan. If a person did not agree with the government they were arrested or worst yet disappeared. I am off after church to support Teacher Lin demonstration in Hong Kong. She spoke up for her belief in the right to “public peaceful assembly” and has suffered for her voicing that. You may agree or not agree with her but she does have a human right to “speak”. No one can stop another person from freedom of thought, freedom to speak or not to speak if they so desire or freedom of the press to write. As a christian I believe that they are God-given rights to each human being.
- All human beings yearn for freedom (spottedissue.wordpress.com)
- Uganda: “Public assembly must be protected, not attacked” – UN independent experts (appablog.wordpress.com)
- Activists to Face Charges for Unpermitted ’88 March (irrawaddy.org)
- Ecuador: Clampdown on Civil Society (hrw.org)
- Vietnam: Letter Sent To High Representative Catherine Ashton ahead of Trial of Human Rights Defender Le Quoc Quan (salem-news.com)