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Jimmy Sham

Jimmy Sham

Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF)

Jimmy Sham is a human rights defender who advocates for democratic reform and equal rights for LGBT persons in Hong Kong. He is a member of the pro-democracy party, League of Social Democrats, and is the current convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF), a coalition of more than fifty civil society organisations working to promote democratic reforms and a wide range of human rights issues in Hong Kong.

HRDs in Hong Kong working on democratisation and freedom of expression and association are viewed as threats to China’s control over the territory and are especially at risk of judicial harassment.