2018 LANTOS HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE RECIPIENT

Joshua Wong

 
 

“It is a true honor to be awarded the 2018 Lantos Prize. By the time of the award ceremony, I will probably be back behind bars for protesting against Beijing’s authoritarian regime. Alas, civil disobedience has never been risk free but one must fight for what one believes in. Rest assured these challenges have only made me and my fellow activists stronger in our beliefs and more courageous in our convictions. It is an honor for me to accept this prestigious Lantos Prize in the name of the millions of Hongkongers who decided to stand up against the false façade of democracy and to take their destiny into their own hands.” - Joshua Wong
 

 
Joshua Wong’s chair sits empty at the 2018 Lantos Human Rights Prize Ceremony.

Joshua Wong’s chair sits empty at the 2018 Lantos Human Rights Prize Ceremony.

Links:

Listen to Joshua Wong’s interview on the Lantos Foundation’s podcast, The Keeper.

Listen to Joshua Wong’s interview on the Lantos Foundation’s podcast, The Keeper.