Recently ASA sent a letter encouraging China to drop charges against leaders of Occupy Central and Umbrella Movement. The original letter is here and a copy is below.
December 4, 2018
Dear Secretary Teresa Cheng and Ambassador Cui Tiankai,
On behalf of the American Sociological Association, a professional society representing more than 12,000 people around the world, I am writing to strongly encourage you to drop the charges against the nine leaders of Occupy Central and Umbrella Movement, including sociology professor Chan Kin-man. These leaders were peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly to which they are entitled.
Thank you for your consideration.
Mary Romero, President