A German lawmaker sported a T-shirt in support of Hong Kong and showing solidarity with China’s the Forbidden Ts Taiwan, Tiananmen and Tibet.
Writing a post on her Facebook account in German, Daniela Kluckert said that “freedom”, “democracy” and “human rights” don’t exist in China.
She also came out in support of pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Ivan Lam who recently were sentenced to prison by China.
“Freedom, democracy and human rights – what is so important to us does not exist in China. The aggressiveness with which China acts against people and other countries is increasing at a terrifying rate. This is proven by the recently imposed prison sentences against Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam, which can only be understood as a chilling signal. But that is exactly what we must not do: we must not withdraw! We must fight more than ever to ensure that the people in Hong Kong, Tibet and Taiwan can live without fear and under democratic conditions!”
Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for more than 13 months over an unlawful anti-government rally in 2019, the toughest and most high-profile sentence for an opposition figure this year.
Wong’s long-time colleagues Agnes Chow, 23, and Ivan Lam, 26, were jailed for a total of 10 and seven months, respectively, on charges linked to the same siege when thousands of protesters surrounded the police headquarters on June 21 to demand the government withdraw a now-shelved extradition bill.