Public Calls for the Rectification of the June 4 Verdict
Public statements (in Chinese) will be placed in Apple Daily on Friday, May 24 and Tuesday,, June 4.
Both statements will read:
“We, the undersigned, declare our unceasing and whole-hearted support for the patriotic democratic movement!
that all dissidents be released;
that the democratic movement of 1989 be vindicated;
that those who ordered the June 4 massacre be held accountable;
that one-party dictatorship be ended;
- and that democracy be realized in China.
This year is the 23rd anniversary of the June 4 massacre. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China has decided on the following slogans to mark the occasion:
“Love the Country, Love the People; That’s the HK Spirit! Rectify the June 4th verdict; We’ll never Give Up!”
We call on all who are concerned about the democratic development and human rights situation of China to stand firm in the fight to rectify the June 4 verdict, to speak the truth, resist forgetting, seek justice and call on conscience. We also call on young people to join our ranks in the struggle for democracy. Together we will build a prosperous new China that reveres human rights, respects the rule of law and embodies justice!
We strongly believe that democracy, freedom, human rights and the rule of law will one day arrive in China!”
Suggested donations for co-signing the public statement are: HK$50 for each organisation and HK$10 for each person.
If you would like to sign the public statement please fill in the relevant form and send it back to us.