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劉曉波被正式逮捕四個月:

美國總統奧巴馬下月訪華

呼籲履行諾貝爾和平獎宗旨 敦促中國政府釋放所有良心犯

著名北京作家、獨立中文筆會榮譽會長劉曉波博士被正式逮捕四個月,他於去年12月參與起草及聯署要求中國政府改革政治制度及改善人權狀況的《零八憲章》,以及撰寫一些批評政府官員的文章,被中國當局控以「煽動顛覆國家政權罪」,至今已被拘留十個月。多年來,中國內地很多異見作家及維權人士亦是因為這個罪名而身陷囹圄。

美國總統奧巴馬於10月9日獲得本年度諾貝爾和平獎,他將於11月15日至18日訪問北京和上海,會晤中國國家主席胡錦濤。美國國會下議院已於10月1日中華人民共和國建政六十周年當日,以410票贊成、21票棄權、1票無效,大比數通過敦促中國政府釋放劉曉波的決議案。因此,我們呼籲奧巴馬總統履行諾貝爾和平獎推動民族融和的宗旨與責任,與中國領導人會面時,促請中國政府釋放所有以言入罪的作家、維權人士及政治良心犯。

我們呼籲:

1) 奧巴馬總統履行諾貝爾和平獎的使命,促請中國政府釋放所有因言入罪的作家及所有政治良心犯;

2) 奧巴馬總統必須積極回應美國國會下議院通過敦促中國政府釋放劉曉波的議案。

我們亦呼籲各國元首使用他們的影響力,說服中國政府釋放劉曉波及所有系獄作家與良心犯。

聯署團體:

獨立中文筆會
美國筆會
奧地利筆會
加拿大筆會
德國筆會
法國筆會
香港天主教正義和平委員會
中國維權律師關注組
蘇格蘭筆會
海外德語作家筆會
國際筆會卸任會長伊利·格魯沙(Jirí Grusa)
國際筆會現任會長約翰·拉爾森頓·索羅(John Ralston Saul)
國際筆會獄中作家委員會前任主席Karin Clark
國際筆會獄中作家委員會現任主席Marian Botsford Fraser
國際筆會獄中作家委員會委員Edwood Kovac
巴基斯坦筆會
塞爾維亞筆會
斯洛文尼筆會
俄羅斯筆會
越南海外作家筆會
維吾爾筆會
塔塔爾筆會
匈牙利筆會
台北筆會
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贊比亞筆會
巴斯克(西班牙)筆會
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土耳其筆會
蒙古筆會
瑞士義大利語筆會
義大利的里雅斯特筆會
瑞士德語筆會
瑞典筆會
波蘭筆會
葡萄牙筆會
斯洛伐克筆會
新西蘭筆會
挪威筆會
庫爾德筆會
哈薩克筆會
埃及筆會
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日本筆會
韓國筆會
白俄羅斯筆會
海地筆會
加利西亞(西班牙)筆會
義大利筆會
立陶宛筆會
比利時筆會
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哥倫比亞筆會
古巴筆會
英國筆會
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馬拉維筆會
巴勒斯坦筆會
南非筆會
香港記者協會
香港基督徒學會
北京之春雜誌社
齊氏文化基金會
普林斯頓中國學社
基督徒關懷香港學會
香港基督教工業委員會
勞改基金會
鄭南榕基金會
澄社

2009年10月23日


Liu Xiaobo formally arrested for four months:

US President Obama Visits China Next Month;

Call on the Nobel Peace Prize Recipient to Demand the Chinese Government Release all Prisoners of Conscience

Dr. Liu Xiaobo, prominent Beijing writer and honorary president of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre, has been formally arrested for four months. He has been detained for ten months and accused of “inciting subversion of state power” simply because in December last year he took part in drafting Charter 08, which demands that the Chinese government improve its political system and human rights situation, and because he penned several articles critical of government officials. He is one of many writers and human rights defenders to be imprisoned and prosecuted for this offence.

US President Obama received this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on 9 October. He will visit Beijing and Shanghai on 15-18 November to meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao. On 1 October 2009, the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution with a majority vote of 410 votes in favour, 21 abstentions and 1 vote opposed, to demand for the immediate release of Liu Xiaobo. Therefore, we call on President Obama to live up to the objective of the Nobel Peace Prize and the duties it entails. When he meets with Chinese leaders, he should ask the Chinese government to release all prisoners of conscience, including writers and human rights defenders who were imprisoned and prosecuted for their human rights work.

We, therefore, demand that President Obama:

1)     Realize the mission of the Nobel Peace Prize and demand the Chinese Government release all imprisoned writers and prisoners of conscience

2)     Respond to the resolution passed by the US House of Representatives demanding the immediate release of Liu Xiaobo

We also call on all other heads of state to use their influence to persuade the Chinese government to release Liu Xiaobo and all imprisoned writers and prisoners of conscience.

Co-signed by

Independent Chinese PEN Centre
PEN American Center
Austrian PEN
PEN Canada
German PEN
French PEN
Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese
China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group
Scottish PEN
German Writers Abroad PEN
Jirí Grusa,former president of the International PEN
John Ralston Saul, current president of the International PEN
Karin Clark, former chairperson of Writers-in-Prison Committee of the International PEN
Marian Botsford Fraser, current chairperson of Writers-in-Prison Committee of the International PEN
Edwood Kovac, Committee member of Writers-in-Prison Committee of the International PEN
Pakistani PEN
Serbian PEN
Slovenian PEN
Russian PEN
Vietnamese Writers’ Abroad PEN
Uighur PEN
Tartar PEN
Hungarian PEN
Taipei Chinese PEN
Swiss Romand PEN
Tibetan Writers’ Abroad PEN
Zambian PEN
Basque PEN
Dutch PEN
Turkish PEN
Mongolian PEN
Swiss Italian PEN
Italian Trieste PEN
Swiss German PEN
Swedish PEN
Polish PEN
Portuguese PEN
Slovakian PEN
New Zealand PEN
Norwegian PEN
Kurdish PEN
Kazakh PEN
Egyptian PEN
Moroccan PEN
Japanese PEN
Korean PEN
Belarus PEN
Haitian PEN
Galician PEN
Italian PEN
Lithuanian PEN
Belgian PEN
Algerian PEN
Croatian PEN
Sierra Leone PEN
Danish PEN
Czech PEN
Nepal PEN
Sydney PEN
Melbourne PEN
Bulgarian PEN
Colombian PEN
Cuban PEN
English PEN
Iran PEN
Malawi PEN
Palestinian PEN
South African PEN
Hong Kong Journalist Association
Hong Kong Christian Institute
Beijing Spring
Qi’s Cultural Foundation
Princeton China Initiative
Christians For Hong Kong Society
Hong Kong Christian Industrial Committee
Laogai Research Foundation
Deng Liberty Foundation
Taipei Society

23 October 2009

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