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要求執法部門迅速將幕後黑手繩之於法

2016/9/10 — 12:47

朱凱廸9月8日報案後由律師陪同離開警處

朱凱廸9月8日報案後由律師陪同離開警處

【法政匯思就朱凱迪先生遭受威脅的聲明】
STATEMENT OF THE PROGRESSIVE LAWYERS GROUP IN RELATION TO THREATS AGAINST MR EDDIE CHU HOI DICK
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1. 候任立法會議員朱凱迪先生在星期四透露,自被新界西選民選為立法會議員之後,多次收到危及他和家人性命安全的威脅。朱先生指他和家人過去也因他在新界的社區和政治工作多次受恐嚇。朱先生已向警方報案,而警方亦同意向他提供人身保護。

2. 法政匯思對事件表示擔心:

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- 任何對他人的人身安全甚至生命作出恐嚇,一經證實,必然構成嚴重的刑事罪行。當務之急,是將犯下這樣令人髮指的罪行的人繩之於法。

- 此外,言論自由和參選的權利乃是被莊嚴載入《基本法》和《香港人權法案條例》的基本自由。若公民在行使這些權利時要為他們的自身安全而擔憂的話,那麼這些權利已無可避免地受到嚴重損害,更可能令這些權利形同虚設。如果朱先生和他的家人受到威嚇的理由,是和他就社會利益而發聲及/或因他作為民選政治人物的身份有關,那麽作出這些威嚇的人,就是公然侮辱法治。

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- 朱先生剛被民意授權爲代表新界西地區的立法會議員(而且在全港所有地區直選候選人中得票最高、榮登「票王」),這使得上述那種對法治的公然侮辱更為明顯。任何對民選政治人物的威脅,都是對民主(無論香港在這方面是如何不足)本身的威脅。

3. 因此,法政匯思要求執法部門:

- 採取一切必要行動以保障朱先生及其家人的安全;及

- 更重要的是,迅速地將這些威脅的幕後黑手繩之於法,盡快使朱先生及其家人能夠免於畏懼地重返正常生活。

4. 最後,我們想告訴那些針對朱先生及其家人的那些主謀及/或作惡者: 香港人絕對不會容忍或姑息你們的犯罪行爲。你們正與香港人爲敵。

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2016年9月10日

1. On Thursday, Legislative Councillor-elect Mr Eddie Chu Hoi Dick revealed that he has, in the days since he was elected by the people of New Territories West to the Legislative Council, received specific threats on his and his family's lives. This follows previous threats against his and his family's safety in the past over his community and political work in the New Territories. He has reported the matter to the police and is under police protection.

2. The Progressive Lawyers Group is alarmed by such threats against Mr Chu:

- Any threats against the safety or even life of any person would, if proven, clearly constitute serious criminal offences. It is imperative that anyone committing such heinous crimes must be brought to justice.

- In addition, the right to free speech and to stand for election are fundamental freedoms enshrined by the Basic Law and the Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance. Such rights are inevitably and fundamentally undermined when citizens are in fear of their safety in exercising such rights. This risks rendering nugatory the availability of such rights. To the extent that the threats against Mr Chu and his family are connected to his speaking out on issues of community interest and/or performing his role as an elected political figure, this constitutes a brazen affront to the rule of law.

- This affront is further magnified where Mr Chu has just been given a popular mandate (and resoundingly so as the individual with the highest number of votes of any Geographical Constituency candidate) to be a representative of the people of New Territories West. Any threat on a popularly elected politician is a threat to democracy itself (however limited it may be in Hong Kong).

3. The Progressive Lawyers Group therefore demands that law enforcement agencies:

- take all necessary action to guarantee the safety of Mr Chu and his family; and

- even more importantly, enable Mr Chu and his family to return to normal life without fear as soon as possible by swiftly bringing all those who are behind such threats to justice.

4. Finally, to those who masterminded and/or perpetrated these acts of outrage against Mr Chu and his family, we have this to say to you. The people of Hong Kong will never tolerate or condone your criminal behaviour. You are the enemy of the people of Hong Kong.

Progressive Lawyers Group
10 September 2016

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