A supporter of two executives from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper, chief editor Ryan Law and CEO Cheung Kim-hung, holds up a copy of the newspaper during a protest outside court in Hong Kong on June 19. (Photo: AFP)
人権NGOのHuman Rights Watch （HRW）や Amnesty International, World Uyghur Congress（WUC）の代表は、新疆ウイグル自治区における中国政府・共産党の行為を口をそろえて強く非難。 HRWのケネス・ロス事務局長は、中国が国連事務総長に対して圧力をかけるなど、国連の関係者、機関をこの問題について沈黙さようと懸命になっていることを指摘し、このイベントに肝心のミシェル・バチェ国連高等弁務官が参加していないことに強い疑問を呈した。
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Pro-democracy activist Martin Lee, center, arrives at a court in Hong Kong Friday, April 16, 2021. Seven of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates, including Lee and pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai, are expected to be sentenced Friday for organizing a march during the 2019 anti-government protests that triggered an overwhelming crackdown from Beijing. (Credit: Kin Cheung/AP.)
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