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【DQ 劉小麗】留英港人發起倫敦集會:告訴國際港府醜惡手段

2018/10/13 — 13:01

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【18:15更新內容,團體更改集會地點】

欲重奪九龍西立法會議席的劉小麗,被選舉主任以始終堅持自決立場等理由裁定提名無效,被禁參加下月舉行的補選。由留英港人組成、支持香港民主運動的組織 Democracy for Hong Kong 指,取消劉小麗參選資格違反《公民權和政治權利國際公約》,剝奪港人的政治參與權,破壞「一國兩制」。該組織指身在英國,「都可以為香港站起來,向世界揭露港府醜惡的手段,聲援香港民主運動!」發起在明天(10月14日,周日)英國時間下午五時正,到特拉法加廣場(原為西敏寺國會廣場花園,後因批文問題更改地點),「親力親為將DQ事件告訴國際」。

另一方面,由多名英國政界人士組成的 Hong Kong Watch,譴責香港政府 DQ 劉小麗,指政府所據的人大常委會對基本法104條的解釋,是對本地法例的違憲修改,損害香港高度自治。釋法導致侵害言論自由和參選權利,它的追溯應用也違普通法原則,帶來廣泛的政治審查,這是自由和開放社會所不能接受的。Hong Kong Watch 聲明全文:

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Political screening continues with the Disqualification of Lau Siu Lai

Hong Kong Watch condemns the disqualification of Lau Siu Lai from being a candidate in the upcoming by-election. The decision is in breach of the right to stand in free and fair elections. Lau Siu Lai was originally disqualified during the ‘oath-taking’ saga when an interpretation of Basic Law Article 104 was made by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, and then applied retroactively to her oath. Her original disqualification retrospectively was a breach of her human rights following a problematic ‘interpretation’ of the Basic Law by Beijing. Her subsequent disqualification from candidacy, despite her taking a different and more moderate political stance in the run-up to the current election, is an arbitrary decision and amounts to the political screening of candidates Beijing does not like. 

A key problem with the decision is the ‘interpretation’ of Basic Law Article 104. Rather than merely interpreting the mini constitution of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as Beijing is constitutionally entitled to do, this ‘interpretation’ was an unconstitutional amendment to local laws and thereby an infringement on Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy. The interpretation also failed to adequately protect freedom of expression or the right to stand in free and fair elections, which are guaranteed by Article 39 of the Hong Kong Basic Law and the Sino-British Joint Declaration. It was applied retroactively, in breach of basic common law principles, and it has facilitated widespread political screening so that the pro-democracy camp routinely is forced to select a ‘plan B’ candidate. This is unacceptable in a free and open society.   

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