Neon art designed and commissioned by human rights activist Mark Tarrant, created by artist Steven Cole.
Art work will be exhibited in front of Sydney Town Hall from 28 Sep till 1 Oct 2023 every night from 6-8 pm.
When it’s not in Town Hall it will be exhibiting at 303 Pitt Street Sydney until the announcement of the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize.
A bipartisan group of leading U.S. lawmakers has nominated Jimmy Lai and five other Hong Kong democracy advocates Cardinal Joseph Zen, Tonyee Chow Hang-tung, Gwyneth Ho, Lee Cheuk-Yan and Joshua Wong for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize. The 2023 Nobel Peace Prize winners will be announced in Oct 2023.
Jimmy Lai, who is 75, has been subjected to unjust convictions and harsh sentences since December 2020, including unwarranted charges of inciting and participating in unauthorised assemblies. In 2021, the Hong Kong authorities forcibly closed the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily founded by Jimmy Lai. Lai’s trial on two counts of collusion with foreign forces under Hong Kong’s notorious national security law – as well as one charge of sedition – has been repeatedly postponed since last December. His latest trial date was originally scheduled for today (25 September) and is now further adjourned to 18 December. Conviction for collusion with foreign forces could result in a life sentence.
The Activism Leadership Committee NSW would like to invite everyone to come and appreciate the art work and to support Jimmy Lai and his fellow Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Please take photos and share their stories.
These events are organised by Mark Tarrant and Steven Cole. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of Amnesty International. Amnesty International is concerned about the crackdown on Jimmy Lai, and the prosecution of himself and others for exercising their right to freedom of expression and assembly in Hong Kong.