The General Secretary of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), Lee Cheuk Yan, is currently serving a 14 month sentence under two charges and is scheduled for sentencing on May 28, 2021, charged with unauthorised assembly on 1 October 2019. The President of HKCTU, Carol Ng, is under arrest without bail for participating in democractic election primaries.

In his written plea submitted on May 24, Lee Cheuk Yan decribes the importance of the peaceful demonstration on October 1, 2019, in the ongoing struggle for democratic reform in China. Lee Cheuk Yan also explains the significance of June 4, 1989 and why we must not forget.

Read the full text on the HKCTU website here: Lee Cheuk-yan’s plea: This is my unrequited love, the love for my country with such a heavy heart[HKCTU May 25, 2021]