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2018.12.9【人權是國際社會共同價值 抗議中國政府持續侵犯人權】

1948年12月10日,聯合國大會通過劃時代的《世界人權宣言》,確認「人人生而自由,在尊嚴和權利上一律平等」,並成為過去大半個世紀以來代表普世價值的重要規範;及後,每年的12月10日更被定為「世界人權日」。

明天,便是《世界人權宣言》制訂70周年的重要日子。在這時刻,我們重申支持《世界人權宣言》所載的人權普遍原則;我們呼籲國際社會關注中國以惡法治國的趨勢,並促請聯合國各人權機制嚴查此世界最大人口國違反人權的狀況,以確保中國的基本人權在獲得保障。

中國的人權狀況一直不理想,自習近平於2013年全面執政以來,情況更趨惡化。中國政府一方面透過濫用行政權力,鐵腕擠壓公民社會空間,不但查封公民社會組織,大規模抓捕維權律師、公民記者、女權和勞權人士;在銅鑼灣書店事件中,更有強烈跡象顯示中方執法人員曾經越境香港、泰國等地執法。另一方面亦藉詞中國特色的「依法治國」,否定普世價值,透過制訂或修改大量法律和規章,肆意擴大公權力,將違反人權行為「合法化」和「制度化」,令人權狀況嚴重倒退。

《世界人權宣言》涵蓋對各國人民的公民及政治權利、經濟社會文化權利及發展權等方面的權利保障,但中國政府在侵犯人權方面不但無視國際人權準則,其種種劣行更令人髮指。

公民權利及政治權利方面,中國從《憲法》到法律法規的內容,均是保障作為執政集團的共產黨多於保障一般人民(今年初修訂《憲法》及2015年制定的《國家安全法》便是其中例子),而作為審判機關的各級法院更缺乏真正的司法獨立。此外,中國政府不斷假借維護國家安全名義,任意拘留、逮捕、起訴、監禁維權人士、維權律師、異見人士、網絡活躍者、宗教信徒、少數族裔等,不少人被扣押時更遭酷刑對待,中國政府違反人權的情況極為惡劣。近期我們特別關注四川維權人士黃琦及維權律師王全璋的嚴峻處境,並強烈要求中國政府立即釋放黃琦、王全璋及其他被捕維權人士。

經濟、社會、文化權利方面,我們關注中國勞工自由組織工會的權利得不到保障(近月深圳佳士事件即為一例),更關注眾多基督徒等遭到嚴重的打壓和迫害,而黨國合一的趨勢令中共全方位加強洗腦式的「黨國教育」,再加上傳媒受控及網絡被監控,人民各種自由均被嚴重剝奪。

發展權方面,近期被揭露的新疆百萬人被關「再教育營」,不僅涉及人身自由被侵犯,更是對整個民族發展的侵害。

我們重申,人權作為普世價值,應受尊重並獲法律保障;而人權、法治、民主共存互生,更是缺一不可;而《世界人權宣言》以至《公民權利和政治權利國際公約》、《經濟、社會、文化權利國際公約》及《禁止酷刑和其他殘忍、不人道或有辱人格的待遇或處罰公約》等多項國際人權文書,更應作為各國推動和保障基本人權的綱領。

我們再次呼籲國際社會、中國人民和香港人密切關注中國政府違反人權情況,共同維護國際人權標準和原則。

2018年12月9日

2018年12月9日【人權是國際社會共同價值 抗議中國政府持續侵犯人權】

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2018.12.8【《零八憲章》發表10周年】 實踐《零八憲章》理念 !建設民主中國 !

今天(12月8日)是《零八憲章》發表10周年。2008年,劉曉波與300多位內地各界人士計劃於12月10日聯合國通過《世界人權宣言》60周年,聯署發表《零八憲章》。但劉曉波於12月8日被帶走,不少參與聯署者亦被扣查和問話。

《零八憲章》以自由、人權、平等、共和、民主、憲政為基本理念,表達對民主政制、法治、人權、社會發展的願景,以理性、溫和、務實的態度提出主張,期望化解社會矛盾衝突及制度性問題。《零八憲章》首批聯署者來自國內學者、作家、維權律師、維權人士、基層人士、體制內人士等等,可見這是一份跨越體制內外、反映不同階層共同願望的憲章。提出的理念和價值,更是每個人應享有的基本權利,也是世界文明社會早已承認及正在實踐的價值。

可惜,中國政府卻拒絕人民善意的建議,以「煽動顛覆國家政權罪」重判《零八憲章》發起人劉曉波11年徒刑,最後更冤死獄中。這十年來,中國在習近平管治下,政治、人權、法治、社會開放面臨嚴重大倒退,專制獨裁加劇,文革式管治手法重新回歸。這種專橫強權、漠視法治,甚至以言論和思想入罪的管治方式,亦在香港變本加厲地蔓延。我們必須站出來說不!

2008年《零八憲章》公佈後,雖然中國政府展開嚴厲打壓,但仍有很多人無懼威嚇,繼續聯署《憲章》。劉曉波為了中國的民主發展,一生多次繫獄。2010年,他成為首位中國異見人士獲頒諾貝爾和平奬,表彰他在中國為基本人權持久而非暴力抗爭。

我們特別關注當年曾經聯署《憲章》的朋友,包括異見人士劉賢斌、陳西、陳衛、「六四酒案」陳兵、民間網站「民間觀察」創辦人劉飛躍、維權律師唐荊陵和江天勇等等,這十年來他們毋忘初衷,作為一個公民的權利和使命,矢志不渝繼續為社會的進步和不公義發聲,他們現正被中國政府以不同理由關押獄中。

我們今天紀念《零八憲章》發表10周年,特別邀請10位當年曾經聯署《憲章》的前任和現任香港立法會議員及不同人士,誦讀《憲章》的基本理念和部分主張,也是為了表明我們與劉曉波及《零八憲章》發起人、聯署者一樣,不會放棄對內地和香港的民主、自由、人權、公義的追求。我們促請習近平建設符合普世價值的新時代,以自由、開明、開放態度施政,正視社會的矛盾衝突,尊重人權,開放黨禁和網禁,落實新聞言論自由,讓人民暢所欲言,建立民主體制,尊重法治人權,以人民的福祉為依歸。

支持《零八憲章》!實踐《零八憲章》的理念!
停止迫害異見及維權人士!釋放被捕異見及維權人士!
尊重公民權利!建設民主中國!

2018年12月8日

2018.12.8【《零八憲章》發表10周年】 實踐《零八憲章》理念 !建設民主中國 !

 

2018.11.27【立即釋放黃琦及王全璋】致G20峰會成員國代表公開信及往中聯辦示威 An Open Letter to G20 summit member countries – Free Huang Qi & Wang Quanzhang

【新聞稿】要求中共釋放黃琦、王全璋
——關注黃琦病重及王全璋失蹤逾千日

G20峰會將於11月30日起一連兩天舉行,支聯會及中國維權律師關注組把握機會去信參與峰會的各國領袖,要求他們在與習近平見面時反映對黄琦及王全璋等的關注。

發起團體:香港市民支援愛國民主運動聯合會、中國維權律師關注組
支持團體:社會民主連線、良心之友、香港天主教正義和平委員會

繼續閱讀 2018.11.27【立即釋放黃琦及王全璋】致G20峰會成員國代表公開信及往中聯辦示威 An Open Letter to G20 summit member countries – Free Huang Qi & Wang Quanzhang

2018年11月27日【要求中共釋放黃琦、王全璋】關注黃琦病重及王全璋失蹤逾千日

【新聞稿】要求中共釋放黃琦、王全璋
——關注黃琦病重及王全璋失蹤逾千日

G20峰會將於11月30日起一連兩天舉行,支聯會及中國維權律師關注組把握機會去信參與峰會的各國領袖,要求他們在與習近平見面時反映對黄琦及王全璋等的關注。

發起團體:香港市民支援愛國民主運動聯合會、中國維權律師關注組
支持團體:社會民主連線、良心之友、香港天主教正義和平委員會


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【公開信】

致G20峰會成員國代表:

中國維權律師王全璋及維權人士黃琦分別被關押超過三年和兩年,現特致函呼籲各成員國代表在峰會上,關注中國人權狀況,並為中國的異見人士發聲。

王全璋自2015年7月以來,已失蹤超過三年,其間曾遭「指定居所監視居住」,並在2016年1月被天津公安以「顛覆國家政權罪」逮捕,羈押於天津市第二看守所。三年來,王全璋音訊全無,即使律師要求官方交代王全璋去向亦不予答覆,令外界相當擔心王全璋在看守所會受到各種酷刑及不人道對待。更甚者,派出所也不予家屬及家屬委任的辯護律師會見王全璋,剝奪他和家人的會見權。

另外,王全璋羈押期間,家人持續關注跟進。其妻李文足最少30次到最高人民法院,要求法院盡快審理王全璋案。然而,法院一方面拒絕受理,另一方面李文足亦持續受到公安的監控和騷擾,兒子的教育權被剝奪,官方以株連手法對待維權律師家屬,手段極為卑鄙。

「六四天網」創始人、四川維權人士黃琦,我們十分擔心其生命安危。黃琦於2016年11月28日被四川綿陽市公安人員帶走。12月16日,被以「為境外非法提供國家秘密罪」逮捕,羈押在四川綿陽市看守所。黃琦已被關押兩年,但案件遲遲不審理。今年9月,他更被加控「故意洩露國家秘密罪」。

黃琦身患腦積水、腦萎縮、心臟病、肺炎、腎病等多種疾病,每天需要服食大量藥物。但看守所不僅沒讓黃琦得到適當的醫療照顧,更扣起醫生開給黃琦的藥物,並以疲勞提審、長時間罰站、剝奪睡眠、毆打等酷刑和不人道的方式,強迫他認罪,令他的健康情況惡化,隨時有生命危險。

王全璋及黃琦一直不畏強權,勇敢為法治、人權和社會公義發聲。中國政府對他們的打壓行為,嚴重違反中國《憲法》,並與所簽署的《公民及政治權利國際公約》(於1998年簽署,惟至今尚未批准)、《禁止酷刑公約》及人道主義背道而馳。

我們嚴正抗議中國政府以橫蠻卑劣手段對付異見人士和維權律師,在此期望各成員國敦促中國政府遵守《禁止酷刑公約》,並盡快批准《公民及政治權利國際公約》,停止打壓人權。同時,在與中國建立經貿合作協議時,將中國的人權狀況列為其中一項考慮條件,逼使習近平及中國政府正視問題的嚴重性。

我們有以下訴求:

1. 促請中國政府立即無條件釋放黃琦及王全璋;
2. 停止一切對維權律師、異見人士的酷刑及打壓;
3. 立即讓黃琦保外就醫;
4. 批准王全璋會見家屬及家屬委任的辯護律師。

香港市民支援愛國民主運動聯合會、中國維權律師關注組
2018年11月27日

27th November, 2018

To delegates of G20 summit member countries,

In view of the predicament of the Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang and activist Huang Qi, who have been detained for over 3 and 2 years respectively, we are writing to call for your attention to the human rights condition in China, and to urge all delegates of member countries to speak out for the Chinese dissidents at the G20 summit.

Lawyer Wang Quanzhang has been missing since July 2015. Over these 3 years, he was once put under “residential surveillance at a designated location”, and has been held captive at the Tianjin No. 2 Detention Centre since his arrest by the Tianjin police on charges of “inciting subversion of state power”. While Wang remains incommunicado, lawyers’ demand to know his whereabouts is ignored and unanswered, which further heightens apprehension about his suffering tortures and inhuman treatment in the detention centre. Moreover, Wang is deprived of the right to meet his family, as neither his family members nor the defence lawyers appointed by his family are allowed to meet him.

Wang’s family has been campaigning for his release in the meantime. His wife Li Wenzu has visited the Supreme People’s Court for no less than 30 times, urging for the hearing of his case to be scheduled as soon as possible. Yet, not only are Li’s appeals rejected by the court, she is also placed under constant surveillance and harassed repeatedly by the police, whereas her son is deprived of the right to education. Such retaliation is none but the authority’s detestable measures of extending persecution of rights lawyers to their families.

On the other hand, we express our great concern about the personal safety of Huang Qi, rights activist from Sichuan and founder of the rights watch website “64 Tianwang”. Huang was taken away on 28th November, 2016 by the Mianyang city police in Sichuan province, 2016, and was officially arrested on 16th December for “illegally providing state secrets to foreign entities”. Although Huang has been detained for 2 years at the Mianyang City Detention Centre, no trial has been held for his case yet. In September this year, he was additionally charged with “leaking state secrets”.

Huang Qi suffers from hydrocephalus (accumulation of fluid in the brain), encephalatrophy (atrophy of the brain), heart disease, pneumonia, kidney disease and other illnesses, which require large-volume daily medication. In addition to deprivation of appropriate medical care, though, Huang’s prescribed medicine is withheld in the detention centre, and he is subject to extended interrogations, prolonged periods of being forced to stand, sleep deprivation, beatings, and other forms of torture and ill-treatment, which are inflicted for the purpose of forcing him to plead guilty. Huang’s health is significantly undermined by these inhuman treatments, putting his life in jeopardy.

Undeterred by the regime’s persecution, Wang Quanzhang and Huang Qi have valiantly stood up and voiced for social justice, human rights and the rule of law. The Chinese government’s suppression and retaliation against them is in breach of the Chinese Constitution, and poses a severe contradiction to humanism, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR, which was signed by China in 1998 but unfortunately has not been ratified) and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).

We express our strong protest against China’s brutal and abominable persecution of political dissidents and human rights lawyers, and appeal to all G20 member countries to urge the Chinese government to comply with CAT, to ratify ICCPR as soon as possible, and to halt all forms of human rights violation. We also implore all G20 members to take into account the country’s human rights development when forming trade pacts with China, so that President Xi Jinping and his administration would eventually address its deplorable human rights situation.

We demand the Chinese government to:
1. Release Huang Qi and Wang Quanzhang immediately and unconditionally;
2. Stop all forms of tortures and persecution of human rights lawyers and dissidents;
3. Grant medical parole to Huang Qi immediately, and
4. Allow Wang Quanzhang to meet his family and the defence lawyer appointed by his family.

Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group

2018.11.27【立即釋放黃琦及王全璋】致G20峰會成員國代表公開信及往中聯辦示威 An Open Letter to G20 summit member countries - Free Huang Qi & Wang Quanzhang

2018年11月27日【要求中共釋放黃琦、王全璋】關注黃琦病重及王全璋失蹤逾千日* * * * *

黃琦資料


一. 黃琦簡介
1963 年 4 月 7 日出生,四川省內江市人,四川大學無線電子系畢業。

1998 年成立「天網尋人事務所」。1999 年創辦中國民間第一家尋人網站「天網尋人」,以萬家團圓為己任,幫助尋找失散親人,救出不少被拐婦女,獲得官方讚揚。

黃琦無懼強權,勇敢為弱勢社群發聲,刊載各種批評時政的文章而被以言入罪,分別於 2000 年及 2008 年因「煽動顛覆國家政權罪」及「非法持有國家機密文件罪」,被捕入獄,共坐牢 8 年。

2005 年第一次出獄後,黃琦把「天網尋人」網站易名為「六四天網」。2006 年,「六四天網」改名為「中國天網人權事務中心」。

2016 年 11 月 28 日,黃琦被刑事拘留,12 月 16 日被逮捕,罪名是「為境外非法提供國家秘密」。羈押在四川綿陽市看守所。

2018年11月27日【要求中共釋放黃琦、王全璋】關注黃琦病重及王全璋失蹤逾千日

二. 案件情況
2017 年 7 月,黃琦被羈押 8 個月後,首次獲准與代理律師會面。之後,他的律師被當局以不同理由阻礙閱卷。

案件原定在 2018 年 6 月 20 日審理。開審前,法院突然說要補充偵查,延期審訊。2018 年 9 月,黃琦被追加「故意洩露國家秘密罪」。現時,健康情況惡劣的黃琦已被關押兩年,仍遲遲得不到審理。

三. 獄中情況及健康狀況
黃琦第一次入獄時,因監獄條件差劣及屢遭毒打、折磨,患上腦積水、腦萎縮、心臟病等多種疾病。2011 年他第二次出獄後,被確診為新月體性腎炎(激進型腎炎)。

黃琦目前腎衰竭病情惡化,血壓高,但看守所不僅疑偽造他的血壓資料記錄,以圖掩飾病情,又以不講政治為由,拒絕讓他在看守所的醫院治理,甚至扣起醫生給他的藥物;看守所更對他進行疲勞提審、長時間罰站、剝奪睡眠、毆打等酷刑和不人道方式,強迫他認罪,令他的健康惡化,隨時有生命危險。

四. 曾獲得的獎項
2004 年 6 月,獲「無國界記者」和法蘭西基金會授予第二屆「網際網路自由獎」;2006 年,獲第六屆「中國人權青年獎」;2007 年 2 月,獲「人權觀察」授予「赫爾曼.哈米特獎」(Hellman-Hammett Grants);

2009 年 12 月,獲「魏京生基金會」授予第六屆「中國民主鬥士獎」;2014 年 4 月,入選「無國界記者」的「100 位新聞自由英雄」;2016 年 11 月,「六四天網」獲「無國界記者」2016 年度新聞自由獎中的「自由媒體獎」。

五. 黃琦母親蒲文清狀況及國際社會的聲援
蒲文清是退休醫生。黃琦被捕時,她的家亦遭公安強行搜查,並被帶到四川成都一間賓館軟禁兩小時後送她回家。之後,帶她到醫院強行住院,直到 2016 年 12 月 16 日才釋放。

蒲文清為了兒子,不停上訪、向各政府機關申訴。現年 85 歲的蒲文清只希望兒子能在身邊陪伴她渡過剩餘的短暫時光。2018 年 11 月 18 日,蒲文清發表聲明,指在黃琦入獄後,當局投入大量警力,監控其行蹤,她的人身安全受到嚴重威脅。她籲請國際社會關注。

蒲文清曾與德國、歐盟、瑞典、英國、美國、日本等駐華使館人權官員會面,他們表示將給予黃琦高度關切。她又曾致信德國總理默克爾,並得到默克爾於 2018 年 10 月 25 日回信,表示已知悉黃琦處境,讚賞黃琦為人權奮鬥的決心和付出,並承諾德國政府將繼續致力協助黃琦重獲自由。

2018 年 11 月 6 日,中國接受聯合國人權理事會普遍定期審議時,美國代表發言呼籲中國政府釋放黃琦及維權律師王全璋。另外,英國在對中國的書面提問中,關注多位維權人士、律師情況,包括黃琦、王全璋等。

Lawyer’s Profile: Wang Quanzhang (王全璋)


1. Introduction

1.1. Wang Quanzhang is a lawyer practicing in Beijing Fengrui Law Firm. He graduated in 2000 in Shandong University School of Law, and began practicing law in 2007. He specializes in a wide variety of rights issues, including: criminal defense, defending Falun Gong practitioners, farmers’ land rights, administrative detention, re-education through labour. In 2014, he was one of the lawyers representing defendants in the case of Jiansanjiang black jail incident.

2018年11月27日【要求中共釋放黃琦、王全璋】關注黃琦病重及王全璋失蹤逾千日

1.2. Lawyer Wang also has written or co-authored many pieces on the legal profession and human rights, including a report on the role of lawyers in pro-democracy movements and one about the Internet and civil society movements. He has faced constant harassment and suffered retaliation for his work, such as a 2008 raid of his home in Shandong by officers from the Ministry of State Security and a severe head injury as a result of an assault by the police in the detention centre in Jiansanjiang. Wang has been held incommunicado for 3 years since the 709 Crackdown in 2015, and among the 321 affected lawyers and activists, he is the only one who has not been tried or released.

2. Authorities’ Suppression: Prolonged Pre-trial Detention

2.1. Wang Quanzhang disappeared on 10 July 2015. He was seized by police on 3 August 2015, but then moved into “residential surveillance at a designated location” by the Hexi District Public Security Bureau. On 8 January 2016, Wang was formally arrested by Tianjin police for allegedly “subverting state power”, detained in Tianjin No.2 Detention Centre. On 31 July 2017, Wang’s family and lawyers found that Wang had been transferred to Tianjin No.1 Detention Centre. The case was transferred to the procuratorate for examination for prosecution on 7 August 2016, with indictment finally issued on 14 February 2017.

2.2. Wang has been held incommunicado for 1148 days since 10 July 2015, while his family and lawyers have had no access to him. His lawyers were intimidated into withdrawing from the case, and were deprived of the right to defend (access to and communication with the client and access to files). The authorities declined to let Wang’s lawyers know the prosecution’s case for “state secrets” reasons. The lawyers filed a complaint with the local procuratorate asking for information regarding Wang’s whereabouts, but received no response.

2.3. The authorities also attempted to terminate, on behalf of Wang, the appointment of lawyers designated by Wang’s family and illegally substitute them with state-appointed lawyers. On August 9, 2016, officials Tianjin No. 2 People’s Procuratorate told Wang’s family-appointed lawyer, Yu Wensheng (余文生), that Wang had given police a letter in February 2016 claiming that he did not want to engage a lawyer and wanted to terminate the employment of his familyappointed lawyer. However, officials refused to allow Yu to take a copy of the document, which is his right under Chinese law.

2.4. Lawyer Liu Weiguo (劉衛國) and Li Wenzu (李文足) announced an update on Wang’s situation for the first time on 18 July and 19 July 2018 respectively. Lawyer Liu, the attorney of Wang Quanzhang, first met Wang on 12 July and claimed that “Wang is normal mentally and physically"; while Li said that Wang did not have high blood pressure but he was made to take medication. Reportedly, the medicine caused Wang to suffer headaches and blurry vision. Wang was also extremely frightened when he met lawyer Liu. On 31 Aug 2018, Li said that lawyer Liu withdrew from Wang’s case due to an injury. Wang has never been granted to meet any family-appointed lawyer.

Li Wenzu, Wang’s wife, went to the Supreme People’s Court for at least 29 times to file suits against the courts with a demand that a trial shall take place if the charge is substantiated; otherwise Wang should be released.

Nonetheless, the Supreme People’s Court refused to take up the case. On 5 April 2018, Li and other 709 family members walked from Beijing to Tianjin to protest against the prolonged detention of Wang but Li was forced to return to Beijing with severe harassment by the state public security.

 


【行動簡介】

2018年11月27日【要求中共釋放黃琦、王全璋】關注黃琦病重及王全璋失蹤逾千日

2018年11月27日【要求中共釋放黃琦、王全璋】關注黃琦病重及王全璋失蹤逾千日

支聯會、中國維權律師關注組聯同其他團體將於11月27日(星期二)下午1時在西區警署外集合,遊行往中聯辦,要求釋放黃琦、王全璋及所有良心犯。

G20峰會將於11月30日起一連兩天舉行,支聯會及中國維權律師關注組亦把握機會去信參與各國領袖,要求他們在與習近平見面時反映對黄琦及王全璋等人的關注。

黃琦創辦「六四天網」,引發當局關注。2000年被捕,3年後以「煽動顛覆國家政權罪」被判處有期徒刑5年。2008年汶川大地震後,因揭露「豆腐渣」工程被判處有期徒刑3年。2016年底,黃琦被警方帶走,一直被關在看守所,腎衰竭病情惡化,屢遭當局毆打,隨時有生命危險。

王全璋是中國著名維權律師,是最早為法輪功辯護的律師之一。2015年「709大抓捕事件」後失蹤,杳無音訊超過1,200日,據稱遭電擊等酷刑,成為「709案」唯一未定案的維權律師。

行動詳情如下-

日期:2018年11月27日(星期二)
時間:下午1時
地點:西區警署外集合,遊行往中聯辦

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【新聞稿】Press Release

就出席中國在聯合國普遍定期審議前期會議

(03-10-2018–香港) 中國維權律師關注組(「關注組」)今日聯同香港市民支援愛國民主運動聯合會(「支聯會」)及香港職工會聯盟(「職工盟」)召開記者會,公布將於10月9至12日到瑞士日內瓦出席中國在聯合國第三輪普遍定期審議的前期會議。 繼續閱讀 2018.10.3 新聞稿:就出席中國在聯合國普遍定期審議前期會議 Press Conference for the Pre-Session of United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review of China