Protest against imprisonment of striking workers in China and attacks on democratic rights in Hong
Protest against imprisonment of striking workers in China and attacks on democratic rights in Hong Kong
By Dimeji Macaulay
Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) visited the Chinese Embassy in Abuja on Tuesday to submit a protest letter to the Chinese government demanding an end to oppression in Hong Kong and also end to oppression of Jasic technology workers in Schenzen, southern China. We called for immediate release of Shen Mengyu, the Jasic workers’ leader, who has been incarcerated since August 10. The letter was received by a staff of the embassy.
Below is the Protest Letter
September 4, 2018
People’s Republic of China in the Federal Republic of Nigeria,
Plot 302-303 A. O. Central Area, Abuja, Nigeria.
People’s Republic of China.
OPEN LETTER TO CHINESE GOVERNMENT
We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian Section of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), joins international solidarity protest around the world against the continued attacks on Hong Kong working people. We also condemn in strong terms the attack on the working people of China. One of such recent attacks is the arrest and detention of Jasic Technology workers in Shenzhen, southern China, who are fighting for independent unionism, which was widely reported in the international media.
We call for immediate release of all arrested workers of Jasic Technology in Shenzhen southern China unconditionally and without delay. We call for release of Shen Mengyu who is a workers’ leader and others that are currently in detention. We also support their right to independent unionism and struggle from management and government interference.
We also call for an end to the repression in Hong Kong, for an independent democratic socialist Hong Kong. We submit that the working people of Hong Kong are entitled to the right to self-determination, which is an inalienable right.
We will continue this protest until the demands are met.
Acting General Secretary