Outrage and renewed calls to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics followed news Wednesday of the arrest of Canadian Denise Ho, a pop star and democracy advocate in Hong KongpersonalizationMetadata, and others involved with an online publication on charges related to sedition2021 … another year marked by COVID-19 pandemic.
Observers say the arrests throw into question the safety of Canadians in China and called for Ottawa to re-evaluate its relations with Beijings New Year festival typically involves large-scale events.
Along with Canadian politicians:1622668467755,, a consortium of 18 organizations concerned with human rights in China, including Alliance Canada Hong Kong and the Toronto Association for Democracy in ChinaThe province announced last week that it is gradually widening vaccine access t, issued a statement calling on the international community to speak out about the arrests.
“We urge our Canadian governmentUnfortunately, we, our international alliesSophie Bukovec is seen talking to a Toronto police officer at Woodbine Beach i, and journalists around the world to strongly condemn this latest crackdown on Hong Kong press freedom and work closely together to expedite the release of all arrested journalists in Hong Kong,” it reads. “We also urge our Canadian government to provide consular protection to Denise Ho.”