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國際特赦組織香港分會

公開聲明

2004520

 

國際特赦組織呼籲

香港人享有表達意見的自由必須受到保障

 

國際特赦組織香港分會非常關注近日有三位電台節目主持人鄭經翰、黃毓民及李鵬飛突然辭去主持職務,吳志森又突然被調職,鄭經翰及黃毓民更投訴受到恐嚇,他們的引退及調職引起社會關注香港人可以享有的言論空間。

 

國際特赦組織是一個人權組織,相信表達自由是每人可享有的基本人權,這是世界人權宣言第十九條及公民及政治權利國際公約所訂明的。世界人權宣言進一步訂明人人有發表自由之權利:此種權利包括以語言、文字或出版物、藝術或其他方式,不分國界,尋求、接受及傳播各種消息及思想之自由。

 

基本法第二十七條同樣表明香港居民擁有言論自由。

 

表達自由是人權的基石,沒有表達自由,其他基本人權亦受威脅。

 

香港是公民及政治權利國際公約締約地區,國際特赦組織香港分會促請香港政府必須履行對此公約的責任,落實基本法賦予香港人的權利,保障香港人享有表達意見的自由。

 

如欲查詢詳情,請與國際特赦組織香港分會總幹事陸寶珠聯絡,電話 2300 1250.   

 


 

Amnesty International Hong Kong

Public Statement

20 May 2004

 

Amnesty International calls for right to freedom of expression to be upheld in Hong Kong

 

Amnesty International Hong Kong Section has grave concerns about the recent resignation of three radio talk-show hosts, Albert Cheng King-Hon, Wong Yuk-man and Allen Lee Pang Fei, and the sudden transfer of Ng Chi-sum to another evening program, Cheng and Wong after complaining of threats of violence. Their withdrawal and transfer have raised the concerns about the level of freedom of speech that can be enjoyed in Hong Kong.

 

Amnesty International is a human rights organizations that believes Freedom of expression is a fundamental right of the human being, in accordance with article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR); The UDHR also states -this right includes the right to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

 

Article 27 of the Basic Law also states that “Hong Kong residents shall have freedom of speech”.

 

Without Freedom of expression all other rights are under threat.

 

Amnesty International Hong Kong Section urges the Hong Kong government to fulfill its obligation as a signatory to the ICCPR and to uphold the rights guaranteed in the Basic Law to safeguard freedom of expression in Hong Kong.

 

For more details, please contact Ms. Bella Luk, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong at 2300 1250.