Petition "We Could All Be Simon"
When
29 Nov 2019, 19:30 GMT+8 – 30 Nov 2019, 00:00 GMT+8
Where
British Consulate General Hong Kong,
1 Supreme Ct Rd, Admiralty, Hong Kong

We, as British Nationals, urge Her Majesty's Government to:

1. Support and protect Mr Cheng as a British National;

2. Investigate and intervene Mr Cheng’s unreasonable arrest; Investigate whether Hongkongers are being detained in China for political reasons;

3. Grant protection to British Nationals in Hong Kong; Review the current policy regarding British National (Overseas) to ensure their rights and security

PETITION LETTER ON 11.29 PETITION

"WE COULD ALL BE SIMON"

Following Mr Cheng’s solid account of his arbitrary detention by the Chinese authorities, we hereby urge Her Majesty’s Government to:

 

1. Support and protect Mr Cheng as a British National;

2. Investigate and intervene Mr Cheng’s unreasonable arrest; Investigate whether Hongkongers are being detained in China for political reasons;

3. Grant protection to British Nationals in Hong Kong; Review the current policy regarding British National (Overseas) to ensure their rights and security

 

With the lives of Hongkongers in peril, it is paramountly important for Britain to do her best to guarantee the safety of her nationals. Hong Kong is no longer safe for them to practice their freedoms and expresses their opinion; with the fundamental British values being eroded, British Nationals in Hong Kong can only look to their motherland to safeguard their liberty.

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MEDIA COVERAGE

“Hong Kong pro-democracy activists rallied Friday outside the British Consulate, urging the (United Kingdom to) take concrete actions to support their cause.” The activists urged Britain to ensure Hong Kong protesters do not suffer from arbitrary detention and torture by the Chinese secret police like Simon.

- Associated Press
 

"They chanted “We are all Simon”, referring to a former consulate employee, Simon Cheng, who said Chinese secret police beat him and deprived him of sleep seeking information about activists behind the protests."

- Reuters

"A few hundred protesters, some carrying Union Jack flags, gathered at the British consulate on Friday urging London to extend citizenship to Hong Kong residents born before the 1997 handover to China who were classified as overseas British nationals."

- ABC/Reuters

 

"The organising group, Britons in Hong Kong, published its letter to British Consul General to Hong Kong Andrew Heyn calling on London to support and protect Cheng, investigate his detention in China, and protect British nationals including British Nationals (Overseas) in Hong Kong."

- Hong Kong Free Press