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【逃犯條例】石禮謙林健鋒母校聖若瑟書院 師生聯署反對修例

2019/5/27 — 13:57

政府強推《逃犯條例》修訂,不同院校的校友陸續發起聯署反對,建制派議員石禮謙和林健鋒的母校聖若瑟書院,亦有舊生、學生及教師發起聯署反修例,目前已有超過 200 人參與,除了要求政府立即撤回草案,考慮港人港審、日落條款等方案外,更呼籲石禮謙和林健鋒銘記母校教誨,「三思而行,為香港以至下一代未來著想,反對修訂《逃犯條例》」。

聖若瑟書院聯署,除了學生和舊生,更有六名教師參與,聯署聲明批評,政府倉猝硬推《逃犯條例》修訂,以司法互助之名,將在港人士引渡到司法獨立存疑的中國大陸受審,若修例通過,香港人珍重的自由、法治等核心價值定必再遭削弱;又質疑港府宣稱修訂旨在處理台灣殺人案,但台灣當局已表明即使通過修例,台灣亦不會接受,政府所指修例是為了「彰顯公義」明顯站不住腳。

聲明又指,政府修例過程「極為倉猝」,諮詢期只有 20 日,建制派議員更漠視議事規則,剝奪涂謹申主持法案委員會主席選舉的職責,政府後來將法案直上大會,令「立法機關淪為橡皮圖章」;又除了台灣外,修例亦引起世界關注,美國歐盟等都已表明反對,若修例通過,美國可能拒絕再給予香港特殊地位,將重創本港競爭力及營商環境,「代代香港人以血汗換來的長治久安終將毀於一旦,香港再不會擁有自己的名字」。

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他們要求政府立即撤回草案,考慮域外法權、港人港審等其他方式處理台灣殺人案,批評修訂不僅影響香港國際聲譽,更會威脅港人人身自由及安全,「香港是我們的家,守護香港,我們義不容辭」,又呼籲石禮謙和林健鋒兩名建制派議員,銘記母校教誨,反對《逃犯條例》修訂。

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聖若瑟書院舊生、學生及教師就《逃犯條例》修訂草案之聯署聲明 Statement from Old Boys, Students and Teachers of St. Joseph’s College Opposing the Amendment to the Fugitive Ordinance

聖若瑟書院舊生、學生及教師就《逃犯條例》修訂草案之聯署聲明
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特區政府倉猝硬推《2019年逃犯及刑事事宜相互法律協助法例(修訂)條例草案》,激起香港市民以至國際社會強烈反彈。條例草案以司法互助之名,將在港人士引渡到司法獨立存疑的中國大陸受審,人權保障嚴重不足,情況教人擔憂。倘若通過,香港人珍重的自由、法治等核心價值定必再遭削弱。有見及此,我們一眾聖若瑟書院舊生、學生及教師發表聯署聲明,表達對《逃犯條例》修訂之不滿。

香港政府宣稱修訂條例旨在將台灣殺人案疑犯繩之於法,交付台灣審判,同時堵塞逃犯匿藏香港的漏洞。然而,台灣當局明確表示,修例「衍生諸多侵犯人權及人身安全疑慮的關切」。行政院大陸委員會多次強調,在未排除在港台灣人被移送到大陸的威脅之前,即使通過修例,台灣亦不會同意接收本案疑犯。政府希望通過修訂條例「彰顯公義」之說明顯站不住腳。事到如今,即使知道修例無法將台灣殺人案疑犯「繩之於法」,港府仍無意撤回草案,一意孤行。

程序公義是善政的基石。是次修例之過程極為倉猝,公眾諮詢期只有短短 20 日,社會各界無暇充分表達意見。建制派立法會議員為盡快通過條例,漠視議事規則,越權剝奪涂謹申議員主持選舉主席的法定職責。政府後來更認定法案委員會失效,動議將草案逕付大會審議,建制派議員護航通過,立法機關淪為橡皮圖章。

除台灣外,是次修例引起世界各地密切關注。5 月 23 日,美國國會及行政當局中國委員會向香港政府發信,擔心香港修訂逃犯條例將影響目前美國與香港之間的特殊關係,要求當局撤回這項立法修訂。5 月 24 日,歐盟駐港澳辦事處及其成員國外交代表亦向港府發外交照會,正式就「修例可能將在港人士送往中國大陸接受不公平審訊」提出抗議。

4 月 28 日,13萬市民上街遊行,反對修例。然而,政府漠視民意,一再削弱立法會的監督角色,意圖借修例把立法會在處理移交逃犯上的把關角色移除。此舉不僅有破壞三權分立之嫌,更引起港人及國際社會對於香港法治及「一國兩制」的憂慮。若然條例最終通過,美國政府可引用《美國-香港政策法》拒絕給予香港特殊地位,重創本港競爭力及營商環境。

人皆生而自由;在尊嚴及權利上均各平等。香港人引以為傲的制度保障每一個人的自由和基本權利,安定社會民心之餘成就了今時今日的繁榮。是次修例直接衝擊港人一直擁護的價值和宗旨,加上近年司法系統早已飽受侵擾,我們豈能視若無睹?倘若成功修例,代代香港人以血汗換來的長治久安終將毀於一旦,香港再不會擁有自己的名字。

我們一眾聖若瑟書院舊生、學生及教師希望藉聯署聲明表達對《逃犯條例》修訂的不滿。我們要求政府立即撤回草案,考慮社會各界提出「域外司法管轄權」、「賦予法庭實質審查權」、「港人港審」、「日落條款」等其他切實可行的方式處理台灣殺人案。我們始終相信法治、司法獨立和人權等價值對香港極為重要。是次修訂不僅影響香港的國際聲譽,更威脅港人的人身自由及安全。香港是我們的家,守護香港,我們義不容辭。

最後,我們希望兩位若瑟夫——石禮謙議員和林健鋒議員銘記母校教誨,三思而行,為香港以至下一代的未來著想,反對修訂《逃犯條例》。

一羣珍愛香港的若瑟夫

Statement from Old Boys, Students and Teachers of St. Joseph’s College Opposing the Amendment to the Fugitive Ordinance

The HKSAR Government attempted to push the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 (Fugitive Ordinance Amendment Bill) through in the Legislative Council, sparking public outcry from not only Hong Kong, but also the international community. The Amendment Bill allows individuals in Hong Kong to be extradited to Mainland China, which has a less than credible judicial system. This is particularly worrying. Core values most cherished by Hong Kong people, such as liberty and rule of law, will further diminish. We, old boys, students and teachers of St. Joseph’s College are concerned with the situation, and we would like to express our views through this statement.

In the beginning, the HKSAR Government claimed that the Amendment was intended to bring the suspect of the Taiwan murder to justice. However, the Taiwanese Government indicated that the amendment “brought much attention to possible violation of human rights and personal safety”. On 9 May, the Mainland Affairs Council clearly stated that they would not accept any suspect extradited under the amended ordinance, before a clearance of threat to Taiwan citizens travelling to or residing in Hong Kong, of being transferred to Mainland China. The HKSAR Government’s contention to “uphold justice” simply cannot stand. Given how the events had unfolded, even though the amendment could not longer perform the function of putting away the Taiwan murder suspect, the HKSAR Government had no intention to withdraw the amendment bill.

Furthermore, the procedure to pass the bill is extremely hasty, the public consultation period lasting for only 20 days, there was no sufficient time for the public to voice their opinions. Pro-establishment Legislative Council members attempted to replace the host of the Bills Committee with Abraham Shek, also a pro-establishment councillor, with no regard to the convention of the Legislative Council on hosts, so as to further their cause of rushing through the bill. The Government later announced that the Bills Committee has “lost its function” and will disregard the Bills Committee and table the bill for second reading on 12 June, with no respect for the procedural fairness.

Besides Taiwan, the Amendment has raised international concern. On 7 May, the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) issued a letter to the HKSAR Government expressing concerns with the special relationship between Hong Kong and the US, demanding the authorities to withdraw the Amendment. On 24 May, the EU Office in Hong Kong and Macau together with diplomatic representatives of its member states issued a formal diplomatic demarche to the HKSAR Government, protesting the “possibility of individuals in Hong Kong sent back to China for unfair trials”.

On 28 April, 130,000 Hong Kong citizens marched on the streets, expressing their discontent in the Amendment. But the Government ignored the cries of the people, and further reduced the legislature’s power to regulate, by attempting to remove the Legislative Council’s power to act as a final guard in fugitive extradition. This does not only undermine the separation of powers, but also raises concern from Hongkongers and the International community on Hong Kong’s rule of law and “One Country Two Systems”. If the Amendment does get passed eventually, it might violate certain key provisions in the “United States - Hong Kong Policy Act”, damaging Hong Kong’s reputation of s safe business environment for American and International corporations. If the US Government cancels the Act in light of the Amendment, it would affect Hong Kong’s special status around the world, grievously damaging Hong Kong’s competitiveness and business environment.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Our system protects each and every one of our rights and freedom, brings order to society. Hong Kong thrived under such privileged circumstances. The Amendment directly impacts the value and morals that we so treasure, on the other hand our judicial system has been wearing away every day for the past few years, we could not turn a blind eye to this. If the Amendment passes, the achievements of a few generations’ hard work and sacrifice will go up in flames. From that point there will be no turning back, Hong Kong will no longer have its own name.

We are old boys, students and teachers of St. Joseph’s College, and we hope to express our concerns and discontent in the Amendment Bill through this statement. We believe that the HKSAR Government should withdraw the Amendment Bill immediately, and consider plausible suggestions from society, like “Extraterritorial Jurisdiction”, “Hong Kong trials for Hongkongers” and “Sunset Clauses”, in order to settle the Taiwan murder. Rule of law, judicial independence, human rights are crucial values to Hong Kong. The Amendment not only damages Hong Kong’s international reputation, but is also a serious threat to the liberty and safety of each and every single Hong Kong citizen. Hong Kong is where we grew up, and we ought to protect it.

We will bravely defend the cause of the right, and march forward with courage in ways that are just.

Lastly, we sincerely hope that while Hon Abraham Shek and Hon Jeffrey Lam, both Josephians, are in their life’s earnest battle, they could be true to their standards learnt from their alma mater, be doing and daring, and for the sake of Hong Kong and future generations, oppose the Amendment.

Josephians who love Hong Kong dearly

更新至 updated till 13:33, 27/5/2019

舊生及學生 Old Boys and Students
(畢業年份或預計畢業年份 Graduation Year or Expected Graduation Year)

1974
Edwin Tang、Georgo Ngo

1975
NG CHI YUEN

1979
Ko Wing Kin Edmond

1980
David Ng、K C Hung、Tony Orr

1981
Ma Wai Kwan

1982
Peter Tsi

1983
Timothy Au、Albert Ho

1984
Louis Wong

1985
Davy Wu、Edmund Chan、Thomas Fong、So Tat Fai

1989
Leung Lok Ming、Chung Wing Chun Alan、Sunny Looi、Andre Wong、Anthony Fung
、Tseung Yu Keung Timothy、Law Kin Keung Michael

1990
Eric Tam、Andy Liu

1991
Hui Shi Man、Raymond Dai

1992
Ko Chun Yat、William Hui

1993
Sunny Shun、Woo Hoi Kong Jason

1994
Wilfrid Yang、LEUNG Cheuk-man

1996
Andy Lo

1997
Danny Wong、Matthew Lee

2000
William Mok、Leung Yuen Chung、Gordon Cheng

2002
Chan Yu Hin Eugene

2004
Hung Pak Cheung、Chan Ka Ming Kevin、Sunny Wong

2005
Edward Lau

2006
Chan Tsz Wai、Felix Wong、Ng Cheuk Fan Wallace

2007
Adrian Tong、Aaron Hui、Simon wong、Anthony Lo

2008
Jason Sze、Gavin Cheng、Alvin Law

2009
Justin Wu

2010
Winmas Yu、Kenneth Chau、温宜中、蘇卓臻

2011
Keith Lee

2012
YEUNG WAI HUNG、Tsang Ernest、Lee Hung Yui Harris

2013
Ryan Lo、Rudolf Sidhu、Jonathan Chan、Justin Li、Kelvin Lui、Ambrose Yiu

2014
Morris Chan、Tim Yim、Sunny Cheung

2015
Yu Ka Chun、Marco Siu、Benedict Chang、Tse Yu Chun、Ng Tung Yin、Lam Tsz To

2016
Lam Hin Fung Sherman、Pang Ching Wai、Oscar Tam、Vincent Tsang Kai Yu、Siu Lok Yin、Fung Chit Man

2017
Adrian Hung、Yue Sing Hei Deryk、Toto Cheung、Andrew Chan、Choy Ting Hang、Lau Chun Lok、Henry Man、Enoch Wong、張丞希、Felix Wong、Kelvin Ng、Marco Chow、Aaron Sek、Jacky Li、Henry Lau、Leon Au、何嘉俊、Arnold Wong、Anson Wong、Jasper Wong、Vincent Fong、Ernest Yip、Thomas Ong、Rico Ho、張家誠、HTK、潘政樺、Nicholas Li、Derek Ng

2018
Keith Chung、Kevin Yau、Kachun Lam、Parco Li、Michael So、William Ng、Kelvin Mok、Ryan Lau、Shih Wing Yin、Waldo Cheung、Jeffrey Chan、黃澤淇、Matthew Lung、Jason Kwan、Frederick Mui、Brian H. Ching、Ng Sze Wai Anthony、張津熙、Siu Kin To Hugo、Gerald Lam、Dickson Jim、Hayden Lam、Lee Siu Hong、Tao Chung Him Adrian、Ng Ko Sam、Dominic Tsui、Anson Ho

2019
Jason Chung、Clinton Lo、Ryan Leung、Fredi Wong Keng Pok、Lam Tsz Yi、Chan James Gavin、Keith Ng、Yan Ko Wai Alston、Winwin Chan、Kyle Brundige、Lee Ho Cheung、Ben Fung、Fergus Cheung、Wong Yin Chi、TankYung、Justin Lam、Chan Siu Him、Jerry Mak、Henry Wu、Lam pak to

2020
Li Wang Hei、Law Tze Hoi Oscar、Gordon Chan 、Kelvin Mak 、Angus Chan 、Ng Hoi Hin Ian、Chung Man Ho、Steven Chan、Maurice Yeung、Chiu Ron Hei Ronnie、Yan Man Chak Jeff、蕭浚庭、蔡文熙、李柏宏、keith ling、林正熙、鍾曜暘、江嘉裕、郭鎧芹、Marco Yim、Brian Pan Ching Kit、Lo Chun Yin、馬子健、龍彥鈞、Ma Chun Hei、Gary ng、Larry John Wong、Alex、Li Chak Lam

2021
Isaac Lee、Sam Leung、Angus Fung、Ng Chun Hei、Martin So、吳泰愷、Jason Tse、閔民旻、Matthew Kan、Justin Lee、Arizton Lo

2022
Oscar Ma、Norbu Keung、Alexander Lam、Tang Chun Yin、Chan Tin Ip、Marco Chan

2023
林鴻日、Dayton Ling、Thomas Lo

沒有註明年份
Chezkel Hui、Andy Wong、莫梓皓、Benny leung、Darin Chau、Timothy Cheung、Brian Cheung、李文博、Julian Chan、William Au Yeung

老師 Teachers
T. Wong、洪偉懷、Esther Wong、Lam Kwok Hung、WONG Hon Chau、#、一位文科老師

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