【709大抓捕四周年】2019年7月9日 早上11點 往中聯辦抗議、晚上6點 終審法院外 律師默站 | 7月12日 講座 - 免於恐懼的自由: 從反送中看中國司法制度的缺失

【709大抓捕四周年】聯署行動 | 2019.7.9 早上11點 往中聯辦抗議、晚上6點 終審法院外 律師默站 | 2019.7.12 講座 – 免於恐懼的自由: 從反送中看中國司法制度的缺失

【「709大抓捕」四周年聯署聲明】
【維權無罪,立即釋放被拘禁的人權律師!】

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2019年7月9日

「709大抓捕」四周年聯署聲明

「709大抓捕」今年已經踏入第四周年。最後一位被秘密關押的王全璋律師於今年1月經秘密審訊被判刑四年半。其家屬直到6月28日才首次獲准探監,妻子李文足非常擔心王全璋疑因酷刑虐待損及身心健全。王全璋的辯護律師余文生至今已被拘押逾500天,5月9日秘密審訊後正等候判決;王宇的辯護律師李昱函仍處於審前羈押,其庭審被多次延後。

「709大抓捕」有超過321名受害者,其中部份遭酷刑逼迫「認罪」,因此健康及精神狀況受到嚴重傷害。他們的家人亦不斷被騷擾、迫遷、監控,甚至孩子上學的權利都被剝奪。

中國人權律師不斷受到不同形式的非法打壓。致力民主運動的唐荊陵律師及積極推動709家屬維權的江天勇律師雖然名義上已刑滿釋放,但仍被國保24小時監視,剝奪行動自由及自主就醫權利。王宇律師年初參與北京美國大使館的活動,在門外被公安強行帶走。高智晟律師再度被失蹤已達兩年。

四年來,被「709大抓捕」影響的律師亦遭受各種行政打壓。中國的律師和律師事務所每一年都要通過年檢才能更新執照,而曾代理政治敏感案件的律師及律所往往會被吊銷或註銷牌照,因此被剝奪執業權者包括劉正清律師和程海律師。北京鋒銳律師事務所、悟天律師事務所和廣西百舉鳴律師事務所被註銷解散。由2017年9月至2019年1月,超過26名維權律師及律師事務所因行使集會、結社、言論自由及履行律師職責而被吊銷、註銷或暫停執業證。

由此可見,「709大抓捕」雖過去四年,中國政府對人權律師的打壓並沒有停止,只是換了方式。

這是最黑暗的時刻,但我們已找到希望:人權律師是在黑暗中點亮光明的鬥士。2019年是中國人權律師節三周年,此時刻用以表揚在中共打壓之下依然無懼地堅持捍衛人權的律師。縱使中國政府能將人權律師一時關入牢籠,但他們的家人和支持者已經接下火炬,繼續堅持追求公義的抗爭。今年,香港政府不顧中國法治缺失,企圖修訂《逃犯條例》,容許任何人從香港被移交中國受審,身陷任意拘押、不公正審訊及不人道待遇之危險。這種倒行逆施,也面臨港人堅決抵制。

我們強烈譴責中國政府以「依法治國」以名,實際上以法律作為打壓而非保護人民的工具,無情打壓爭取自由、公義及法治的人士。我們要求:

1. 立即釋放被拘禁的人權律師;
2. 保障所有刑滿出獄的律師得到真正自由;
3. 撤銷所有因政治因素吊銷及註銷律師和律所牌照的決定;
4. 立即停止對人權律師的一切騷擾、恐嚇和暴力攻擊;
5. 停止對人權律師家屬的一切騷擾及打壓。

聯署團體:
中國維權律師關注組、臺灣聲援中國人權律師網絡、香港市民支援愛國民主運動聯合會、社會民主連線、香港天主教正義和平委員會、華人民主書院、零售、商業及成衣業總工會、香港職工會聯盟、郭家麒議員辦事處等團體及個人

4th Anniversary of the 709 Crackdown

This year marks the fourth year since the 709 Crackdown, during which Lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who has been secretly detained and tried, has been sentenced to four and a half years in jail this January. It was not until 28th June 2019 did his family manage to visit him for the first time with permission, his wife Li Wenzu has since expressed serious concern for his health and well-being as a result of ill-treatment; Lawyer Yu Wensheng, the defence lawyer of Wang Quanzhang, has been under arbitrary detention for more than 500 days, and is awaiting sentencing after being secretly tried on 9th May 2019; Lawyer Li Yuhan – the defence lawyer of Wang Yu – is currently still in custody awaiting trial, which has been delayed multiple times.

No less than 321 persons have fallen victim to the 709 Crackdown, some of which have been subjected to torture and suffer from deteriorating health in the process of being forced to confess to their “crimes”. Their families have been harassed, being evicted from their homes, surveilled and their children deprived of their right to education.

China human rights lawyers have experienced diverse forms of illegal suppression. Lawyer Tang Jingling – who has long supported pro-democracy movements – and Lawyer Jiang Tianyong – who has actively protected the rights of 709 lawyers’ families – have technically already finished their time in prison; however, they are still under the surveillance of public security agents 24 hours a day, being deprived of their right of autonomy in terms of healthcare and their mobility rights; Lawyer Wang Yu has been forcefully removed by police while on her way to attend an activity at the American Embassy in Beijing; Lawyer Gao Zhisheng has already been subjected to two years of enforced disappearance.

In the past four years, lawyers implicated by the 709 Crackdown have also faced administrative penalties as a form of suppression. Lawyers and law firms in China are subjected to annual “inspections”, and lawyers who have worked on politically sensitive cases tend to have their licenses revoked or suspended, victims include Lawyers Liu Zhengqing and Chenghai. Law firms which accepted to represent in such cases, such as Beijing’s Fengrui Law Firm, Wutian Law Firm, and Guangxi’s Baijuming Law Firm, had their licenses revoked and were forced to disband. From September 2017 to January 2019, more than 26 human rights lawyers and law firms have had their licenses revoked, invalidated or suspended due to them exercising their rights to freedom of assembly, of association, and of speech.

Evidently, despite the Crackdown having taken place four years ago, the Chinese government’s suppression against human rights lawyers has not stopped, but has instead evolved to another form.

Even in this darkest of times, we still manage to find hope – and human rights lawyers are the brave souls carrying the torches of light. In 2019, we also witness the third anniversary of the China Human Rights Lawyers’ Day. The courage and persistence of these lawyers who are facing challenges and suppressions imposed by the State in order to silence them are recognized and celebrated. The Chinese government may temporarily lock these brave lawyers behind bars, but their families and supporters keep the torch burning as they persist in their fight for justice. This year, the Hong Kong government disregarded China’s lack of rule of law, as it proposed amendments to Hong Kong’s extradition law, which would allow any individual to be extradited from Hong Kong to Mainland China for trial, rendering anyone vulnerable to arbitrary detention, unfair trial and inhumane treatment. Hong Kong people have been firmly resisting the draconian Bill.

We strongly condemn the Chinese Government ’s relentless and ruthless suppression against people in pursuit of freedom of speech, justice and rule of law in the name of “ruling the country according to law.” We demand:

1.That human rights lawyers who are still incarcerated to be released immediately;
2. That genuine freedom be guaranteed for lawyers who have already completed their time in prison;
3. That decisions to revoke and invalidate lawyers’ licenses on the basis of state retaliation be withdrawn;
4. That all methods to intimidate and repress human rights lawyers be stopped, be it outright violence or discrete coercion;
5. That all forms of harassment and suppression against families of human rights lawyers be stopped.


【停止打壓維權律師 要求釋放王全璋、余文生、李昱函】

「709大抓捕」今年已經踏入第四周年。中國維權律師繼續不斷受到不同形式的非法打壓,包括被失蹤、酷刑逼迫「認罪」、國保24小時監視、面對行政打壓、家人被騷擾等。今年香港政府更無視中國司法制度缺失,企圖修訂《逃犯條例》。

支聯會明天(7月9日)上午11時,聯同中國維權律師關注組和社會民主連線等團體,在西區警署集合,到中聯辦要求停止打壓維權律師,釋放王全璋、余文生及李昱函等維權律師。行動詳情如下——

日期:2019年7月9日(星期二)
時間:上午11時
地點:西區警署集合,遊行往中聯辦

支聯會、中國維權律師關注組、社會民主連線敬約
2019年7月8日


【709大抓捕四周年】2019年7月9日 早上11點 往中聯辦抗議、晚上6點 終審法院外 律師默站 | 7月12日 講座 - 免於恐懼的自由: 從反送中看中國司法制度的缺失

【律師默站行動】
2019年7月9日,「709大抓捕」四周年,我們邀請所有關心人權的朋友,一同以行動表達對維權律師的支持,以及對中國政府持續打壓的控訴。以下是行動詳情:
日期:2019年7月9日(星期二)
時間:下午6時至6時半
地點:終審法院外(近皇后像廣場通道)
衣著:黑衣

【Lawyers Silent Standing Protest】
9th July 2019 marks the 4th anniversary of 709 Crackdown. We cordially invite you to join our action in solidarity with China human rights lawyers and protest against the Chinese government’s continued suppression. The details are as follows:

Date: 9 July 2019 (TUE)
Time: 18:00-18:30
Venue: Outside the Court of Final Appeal, near Statue Square
Dress code: Black

中國維權律師關注組 主辦
https://www.facebook.com/events/3015976188417116/


【709大抓捕四周年】2019年7月9日 早上11點 往中聯辦抗議、晚上6點 終審法院外 律師默站 | 7月12日 講座 - 免於恐懼的自由: 從反送中看中國司法制度的缺失

【講座 – 免於恐懼的自由: 從反送中看中國司法制度的缺失】

日期時間:7月12日 晚上7點
地點:教協銅鑼灣服務中心

過往一個月,香港人就反送中運動到全港各處示威,遍地開花,期間於6月9日及6月16日更有兩次大型遊行,分別有1,030,000及2,000,001人參與。港人反對修例其中一個重要原因正是中國內地司法制度的不建全。

這次我們邀請了中國維權律師關注組的副主席 張耀良先生 以及法政匯思的 李安然先生 為大家講解《逃犯條例》修訂與中國司法制度問題的關連,以及中國維權運動、「709大抓捕」帶給我們的啟示。

詳情:https://www.facebook.com/events/344565989553294/

 

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