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副主席被拒續簽證 FCC 聲明:極為罕見 如無合理解釋政府應撤回決定

2018/10/5 — 21:12

編按:《金融時報》今日證實,曾於今年8月主持由香港民族黨召集人陳浩天主講講座,香港外國記者會(FCC)副主席 Victor Mallet,被香港政府部門拒絕工作簽證續期申請。

FCC今日傍晚發聲明,對港府的決定表示深切關注。FCC形容,港府今次的舉動如非「前所未見」,也是「極為罕見」,促請當局就有關決定作詳細解釋,如果港府不能作出合理解釋,FCC會要求港府撤回決定。

聲明全文如下:

FCC statement calls on authorities to explain visa decision on club Vice President Victor Mallet

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong is deeply concerned over the decision to refuse a work visa renewal for Victor Mallet, the Financial Times’ Asia News Editor. The FCC is expecting a full explanation from the Hong Kong authorities for this extraordinary move, which is extremely rare, if not unprecedented.

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Mr Mallet has been a journalist for the Financial Times and Reuters for more than 30 years, and this is his second stint in Hong Kong. He first joined the FCC in 2003. He was elected as the Club’s First Vice-President in May 2017.

Hong Kong rightly prides itself on its reputation as a place where the rule of law applies and where freedom of speech is protected by law. The FCC has been proud to represent and champion that reputation since it moved here in 1949.

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In the absence of any reasonable explanation, the FCC calls on the Hong Kong authorities to rescind their decision.

5 October, 2018

 

 

 

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