加拿大國際特赦秘書長阿列可斯.涅夫在2001年5月31日新聞發布會上的講話

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【明慧網2001年6月13日】
 甚麼時候我們才能最後說服中國在保護其公民基本權利上履行她的義務?
 甚麼時候中國才能結束對其國內的法輪功學員的無情打壓?
 甚麼時候學煉法輪功的加拿大公民、永久居民及他們的親屬能夠在回國居住、探親時不需要害怕被捕、被押、被折磨甚至因之而死?

中國對人權鎮壓的壞記錄還在繼續綿綿不盡。國際社會,包括加拿大,因不能促使中國做出行動改善其人權記錄而繼續感到羞恥。

我們今天的新聞是一名加拿大永久居民朱穎,她正在和成千上萬的中國法輪功學員一起,承受中國的壓迫。每件事實讓我們幾乎不可避免地做出同樣的結論,她之所以在約3週前被捕是因為她學煉法輪功。國際特赦相信她是因為良心和信仰而被捕。

我們同時知道加拿大公民李進宇的丈夫因為學煉法輪功還被關押中。

加拿大政府必須把這些和加拿大人有關的事件作為他們絕對的優先工作。再次,我們呼籲政府更加努力保護朱穎,林慎立(李進宇的丈夫)他們應當受到尊重的權利。我們呼籲政府更加努力,促使中國結束對法輪功的鎮壓並歸還其所有被無辜奪去權利和自由的公民。

 現在我們沒有時間怯懦,
 現在我們沒有時間只考慮貿易,
 現在我們沒有時間擔心奧林匹克的申請;
 現在我們要為權利而奮鬥!

我們知道壓力可以產生不同的後果 - 我們見證了中國釋放了加拿大公民和法輪功學員張崑崙教授。

此時,數以千計的,可能是數以萬計的法輪功學員正在被關押,對法輪功學員的系統化的折磨正在持續,法輪功學員因折磨而死亡的數字正在增長。

 現在我們沒有時間沉默;
 現在我們要為權利而奮鬥!



附件:英文原文:
Speech by Alex Neve,
secretary General of Amnesty International of Canada
during press conference on May 31

 When will China finally be persuaded to live up to its obligations to protect the basic human rights of its citizens?
 When will the relentless Campaign of persecution of Falun Gong followers in China come to an end?
 When will Canadian citizens, permanent residents and relatives of Canadians, who choose to practice Falun Gong, be able to live in or visit China without fear of being arrested, detained, tortured and of possibly even dying as a result?

China』s record of human rights persecution continues to be abysmal. The international community, including Canada, continues to bear the shame of failing to decisively take China to task for that record.

And today we have news that among the many thousands and thousands who continue to suffer repression in China, a Canadian permanent resident, Zhu Ying, everything points to the almost inescapable conclusion that she was arrested in China, probably 3 weeks ago, because of her adherence to Falun Gong. AI has every reason to believe she may be a Prisoner of Concience, imprisoned because of her beliefs.

And we knew as well that Canadian citizen Li Jinyu』s husband remains in detention, again because of his Falun Gong beliefs.

These cases with Canadian connections must be an obsolute priority for the Canadian government. Once again we call on the government to do more to ensure that the rights of, not only Zhu Ying and Lin Shenli - Li Jinyu』s husband, all respected; but also that the repressive crackdown against Falun Gong comes to an end and that China ensures that the basic rights and freedom of all its citizens all consistently upheld.

 Now is not the time to be shy,
 Now is not the time to think only of trade,
 Now is not the time to worry about Olympic bids;
 Now is the time for rights!

We know that pressure can make a difference ─ we witnessed that in the release of Canadian citizen and Falun Gong follower Prof. Kunlun Zhang.

But as the thousands, possibly tens of thousands of detained Falun Gong practitioners to mounts; as the systematic torture of Falun Gong practitioner continues; as the number of Falun Gong followers who have died following torture grows.

 Now is not the time for silence;
 Now is the time for rights!

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