International Coalition for Democratic Renewal

Statement of International Coalition for Democratic Renewal on Hong Kong


We stand in solidarity with Hong Kong’s fight for their freedoms and rights as the city has found itself engulfed by an unprecedented governance crisis.
 
We urge the Government of Hong Kong to meet the demands for democratic governance of Hong Kong people and respect their rights to defend the universal values of human rights and democracy, which are enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 
 
We denounce the escalation of police brutality and arbitrary use of force against peaceful protesters, reporters, first-aiders, and ordinary citizens of Hong Kong. We believe it is in China’s interest to show the global community it is not an enemy of open society and democracy. 
 
We believe it is the obligation of the Government of Hong Kong to uphold electoral integrity for the on-going District Council election. We are concerned that the Government of Hong Kong has not ruled out or rejected calls by the pro-government parties to postpone or cancel the election. It has yet to address the widespread concerns about the arbitrariness of the disqualification of prospective candidates. 
 
China has been using its business and political leverage worldwide, in an attempt to suppress international discussion on the issue of Hong Kong. China has attempted to boycott the National Basketball Association (NBA), as they exercise their freedom of speech, and supporting the people of Hong Kong. ICDR also stands with the freedom of speech worldwide, and we condemn China’s attempt in the suppression of such freedom.
 
We are alarmed that President Xi has recently threatened that any attempt to “split China” will “end in crushed bodies and shattered bone.” This indicates that Beijing might not be trying to de-escalate the situation in Hong Kong and will continue to threaten Taiwan’s democracy.
 
We close by urging the international community to stand with Hong Kong and support the people of Hong Kong in the face of an increasingly oppressive environment. 

#standwithhongkong

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List of Signatories

Jackie Abramian
Mane Abrahamyan
Alina Aflecailor
Sohrab Ahmari
Milos Alacay
Mauricio Alarcón Salvador
Hernán Alberro
Tutu Alicante
Leila Alieva
Abdulwahab Alkebsi
Mammadov Anar
Anne Applebaum
Oscar Álvarez Araya
Regina Ardavín
Federigo Argentieri
Antonio Argenziano
Rachel Azaria
Arman Azizyan
Jinkyung Baek
Sofia Baguinho
Leszek Balcerowicz
Eduardo Baradello
Antonio Barrelo
Peter Bartram
Joshua Angela Bata
Alžběta Baumanová
Martin Benda
Alona Bentsa
Vaiva Bezhan
Giuseppe M. Bezhan
Stanislava Bilíková
Igor Blaževič
Alexander Blažík
Gerardo Bongiovanni
Ladan Boroumand
Jana Bravencová
Viktorija Braziunaite
Ana Maia Brito
Darko Brkan
Wouter Brons
Eliska Bukovicova
Andreas Bummel
Martin Bútora
Sofia Cala Uhza
Valentina Cala Umia
Jean-Claude Casanova
Marco Castilo
Michael J. Cole
William Cook
Susan M. Corke
Stepheny Courtres
Manuel Cuesta Morúa
Václav Černý
Rachel Clark
Tom Daly
Petra Damms
Carolina de Donato
Liliana De Riz
Ronald Deibert
Tatev Derzyan
Larry Diamond
Eka Dieger
Karel Dolista
Brigitte Dufour
Katerina Duchonova
Ivan Duric
Rafal Dutkiewicz
Vladimir Dynko
Joao Carlo Espada
Nino Evgenidze
Carlos Fara
Tomáš Ferencki
Pavel Fischer
Erick Flaguirre
Fukuyama Francis
Michal Freund
Ralf Fücks
Pedro Fuentes Cid
William Galston 
Timothy Garton Ash
Laura Georgiana Cremene
Carl Gershman
Arzu Geybulla
Ken Godfrey
René Gómez Manzano
Christine Gonzales
Erick Daniel González Ner
Leonid Gozman
Wolfgang Grabuschnik
Aryeh Green
Jana Grimmová
Borys Gudziak
Sonar Pserino Gurung
Dominika Hajdu
Martin Hála
Tomáš Halík
Dongfang Han
Sascha Hannig Nunez
 

Hussein Haqqani
Haykuhi Harutyunyan
Norma J. Harvey
Idayat Hassan
Dagmar Havlová
Istvan Hedus
Istvan Hegedusz
Mall Hellam
Renata Hocmel Ber
Wilhelm Hofmeister
Agnieszka Holland
Haruna Honcoop
Benjamin Hook
Jaroslav Horák
Sylva Horáková
Ivana Hradecká
Lukas Hradil
Ketevan Chachava
Cristiana Chamorro
Ka Lok Kenneth Chan
Glanis Changachirere
Armando Chaguaceda
Ketty W. Chen
Arnold Chung Chin Kiu
Hasler Iván Iglesias Yañez
Barbora Jirsová
Roman Joch
Irena Jorgensen
Adam Juraszek
Elena Jurčova
Nataša Kandić
Jana Kapounová
Tereza Karanova
Hisham Kassem
Briana Keegan
Adé Kémy
Barbora Keryova
Zoltán Kész
Tinatin Khidasheli
Edúa Kleckerová
Jakub Klepal
Viktória Klimeková
Ondřej Klimeš
Magdalena Klimovičová
Samuel Kofi Woods, II
Stanislav Kohout
Miriam Kornblith
Martin Kouba
David J. Kramer
Dominika Kuchárová
Daniel Kumerman
Joanna Kuroz
Arzu Kurtums
KC Lai
Lynn Lee
Sook-Jong Lee
Cheuk Yan Lee
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Ford Fu-Te Liao
Šarunas Liekis
Claudio Lodici
Olga Lomová
Amichai Magen
Bálint Magyar
Michal Majuuš
Agon Maliqi
Jakub Marko
Jhoswel Antonio Martínez
Nyaradzo Mashayamombe
Radwan Masmoudi
Štěpán Matuška
Renée Matušková
Markus Meckel
Alonso Medina Roa
Stefan Meister
Tom Melia
Igor Merheym Eyre
Dino Mess
Abramowitz Michael
David Miller
Robert C. Miller
Larisa Minasyan
Rafael Moraz
Vitalii Moroz
Petr Mucha
Adela Muchová
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
Joshua Muravchik
Ondřej Nádvorník
Moises Naim
Andrew J. Nathan
Andrea Papus Ngombet Malewa
Soňa Nižníková
Ghia Nodia
Andrej Nosov
Suzanne Nossel
Wai Wai Nu
Jump Ochoc
 

Hayato Josef Okamura
Giorgi Oniani
Edvard Outrata
Martin Palouš
Udita Panconceli
Baia Pataria
Stefania Pavel
Žygimantas Pavilionis
Rosa María Payá Acevedo
Martin Paz
Michal Pečeňa
Andrea Peto
Ricardo Pinheiro-Alves
Andrei Pionkovsky
Rafael Pizano
Marc Plattner
Jerzy Pomianovski
Thitinan Pongsudhirak
Laura Postma
Rodger Potocki
Urszula Poturniak
Elizabeth Prokopik
Arch Puddington
Vesna Pusic
Xiao Qiang
Leandro Querido
Iveta Radičová
Phelan Raiger
Adam Rainer
Tomáš Raiter
Rafaela Requesens
Daniela Retkova
Mykola Riabchuk
Uffe Riis Sorensen
Rafael E. Rincón-Urdaneta Zerpa
Janko Rorošoz
Jacque Rupnik
Larissa Ruthman
Olivia Sadler
Laura Sajdáková
Gabriel Salvia
Miguel-Angel Sanchez Ferriz
Andrei Sannikov
Miroslava Sawiris
Gulnara Shaninian
Natan Sharansky
Lilia Shevtseva
Rebecca Shoot
Sophia Schlager
Dan Schueftan
Karel Schwarzenberg
Slawomir Sierakowski
Alena Slepičková 
Elena Solen
Antonie Stanová
Laura Stirpe
Venla Stodolsky
John Suarez
Zuzana Svobodová
Zamira Sydykova
Jan Šnajdauf
Nicolas Tenzer
Eva Tenzin
Vladimir Tismaneanu
Stana Tomková
Carmo Torres
Marek Trošou
Clara Tur
Paul vam Beverem
Mario Vargas Llosa
Francisak Viacorka
Sri Kumar Vishwanatan
John Vlasto
Lavon Volski
Konstantin von Eggert
Natalya von Eggert
Barbara von Ow-Freytag
Alexander Vondra
Miroslava Vondráčková
Christopher Walker
Dan Wang
Zhou Wenzhuang
Zuzana Wiener
Ilona Wiss
Lindsay Wojtula
Ken Wollack
Jianli Yang
Richard Youngs
Leyla Yunusova
Svitlana Zalischuk
Nino Zambakhidze
Kristyna Zavadilova
Cardinal Joseph Zen
Yevgeniy Zhovtis
Philip Zimbardo
Emanuelis Zingeris
Samuel Zubo
Michael Žantovský