Whats going on with HK's son Andy Li?
Updated: Apr 10
Andy Li Yu-hin (李宇軒) is no criminal : under HK's rule OF law Andy is a defender of UN human rights and of democracy, and has been working to uphold the international treaty - HK's Joint Declaration.
Andy has been caught in a political drag net and is being made an example of. Like many pro-democratic HK protesters, Andy is being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and their minions the Hong Kong (HK) government for his political views. This dog and pony show is meant to spread fear by being widely televised throughout China and HK.
It appears to HK people that the government has illegally 'disappeared' Andy in a psychiatric ward in Sui Lam Hospital upon his return to HK.
There have been no satisfactory answers provided by the HK government on their involvement in the kidnapping at sea by Chinese authorities of '12 HKers', including the flight patterns of HK government aircraft. Zero support was provided by the HK government to HK families of the 12 HKers.
This is starting to sound like a lot like a rerun of the sordid tale of the still ongoing 5 missing Causeway Bay Hong Kong booksellers - which the UK government says was the first SERIOUS breach of the Joint Declaration.
There is no authority nor legal basis under the rule OF law for CCP's actions on anything - it's all BS!
BBC's Stephan Sackur's interview of HK pro-CCP politician Regina Ip shows how easily CCP's BS bubble is burst!
Armoured prison van being used to transport 5 of the 12 HKers to prison after 'Court' : CCP theatre!
How can it be a charge of criminal 'illegal assembly' when HK people have FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY stated as their right in the Joint Declaration and HK legislation 'HK Bill of Rights Ordinance'? !
The day or reckoning for CCP and associates is drawing closer!
CCP please answer these UN letters to China:
'Andy Li’s lawyers deny government links as the activist reappears in Hong Kong' (Apple Daily, 7 April 2021)
'Andy Li’s family has news of activist missing behind Hong Kong prison bars — but details sparse' (Apple Daily, 4 April 2021)
'The strange case of Andy Li: Is Hong Kong acquiring mainland China’s legal habits?' (HKFP, 4 April 2021)
'‘Where is Andy Li?’: Campaign for missing HK activist' (The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 April 2021)
'Over 100 Parliamentarians call for release of jailed Hong Kong activist Andy Li in global statement' (The Inter-Parlimentary Alliance on China, 1 April 2021)
'More of the detained 12 return to HK', (The Standard, 22 March 2021)
'Hong Kong: Prosecution of opposition figures an unprecedented attack on human rights' (Amnesty International, 4 March 2021)
'The unfinished dream of Andy Li, a detained Hongkonger and a brother beloved' (The Stand News, 3 October 2020)
See our other blogs concerning the HK12:
Over 100 Parliamentarians call for release of jailed Hong Kong activist Andy Li in global statement
IPAC 1 April 2021
An international cross-party group of over 100 parliamentarians have signed a statement in support of jailed Hong Kong activist Andy Li in a move coordinated by the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China. Nearly all of the legislators singled out for sanctions by the Chinese government last week are included in the signatories.
Andy Li was arrested under Hong Kong’s National Security Law in August last year. Fearing that he would not receive a fair trial, Andy Li was one of the 12 Hong Kong youths who mounted a failed attempt to flee to Taiwan. For the past seven months, Andy Li had been imprisoned in Shenzhen on charges of attempting to cross the border illegally.
Last month, Andy Li was transferred to Hong Kong where he is reportedly held in solitary confinement in a psychiatric unit with an alleged history of abuses against its inmates. He has been denied access to his family or chosen lawyers.
Represented among the 115 signatories to the statement are parliamentarians across 18 legislatures, including the United States, the European Parliament, Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom. Signatories from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China include US Senators Bob Menendez, Jeff Merkley and Marco Rubio, former leader of the UK Conservative Party Sir Iain Duncan Smith, German Greens Margarete Bause MdB and Reinhard Bütikofer MEP, Australian Senator Kimberley Kitching and former Japanese defence minister Rep Gen Nakatani.
The statement calls on the Hong Kong authorities to release Andy Li and all other political prisoners. Andy Li’s case is described as “emblematic of the Chinese Government’s ruthless crackdown on Hong Kong’s way of life, and disregard for the international treaties designed to protect it.”
The signatories commit to making urgent representations on Andy’s behalf to their respective governments.
Beatrice Li, Andy Li’s sister said:
“If Andy is being silenced then we who are still free have to speak up for him. Beijing could try to take individuals, but they can’t kill us all. Andy knows this, too. If we show solidarity with him, we believe change can happen.”
Miriam Lexmann MEP, co-chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, said:
“Our concerns for Andy Li grow day by day. Andy is a peace loving democrat, a true Hong Konger who has done no wrong. The Hong Kong authorities must release him and all other political prisoners. The international community must send a clear message to Beijing: Andy Li will not be forgotten.”
Chris Bryant MP, member of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China and the UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee said:
“Andy Li’s continued detention in solitary confinement is highly distressing. Andy Li is a peaceful citizen who loves Hong Kong. His courage and fortitude is an inspiration to us all. Our governments must make urgent representations to the Chinese and Hong Kong authorities, demanding that Andy Li be released without delay.”
STATEMENT ON THE TREATMENT OF HONG KONG ACTIVIST ANDY LI
We the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, together with our allies, deplore the treatment of Hong Kong democracy campaigner, Andy Li.
Having been detained for seven months in Shenzhen, Andy has now been returned to Hong Kong where he has been remanded to solitary confinement in a psychiatric facility. His family has not been able to contact him.
Such cruel and inhumane treatment is particularly egregious in light of the fact that Andy has done nothing to warrant it.
Andy Li is a peace-loving democrat, motivated by love for his home city and the fulfilment of the promises made to Hong Kong through the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law.
His case has become emblematic of the Chinese Government’s ruthless crackdown on Hong Kong’s way of life, and disregard for the international treaties designed to protect it.
We call upon the Hong Kong authorities to release Andy Li together with all of those unjustly detained for democracy activism. We commit to making urgent representations on Andy’s behalf to our respective governments.