聲明:公民抗命承擔刑責 反對特赦堅守原則

香港眾志 於 2017-04-18 11:37:00 發佈

【聲明:公民抗命承擔刑責 反對特赦堅守原則】
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據傳媒今日報導,民主黨及公民黨提出建議,要求來屆政府同時特赦因參與佔領運動而被控的抗爭者及在運動期間對市民濫用暴力的警員,以達致所謂的緩解對立、修補撕裂。香港眾志反對有關建議,「交換特赦」非但不是修補社會裂痕的正途,更動搖了民主運動的原則基石。

三年前戴耀廷教授提出「佔領中環」的構思,得到民主派一致和議,奔走宣揚抗命理念,及後學生市民紛紛湧上街頭,以上種種皆出於一個信念:公民抗命承擔罪責,感召更多市民共行,繼而迫使政府讓步,改變不公平體制。過去既已下定決心,甘冒風險佔領街道,今天便不會出爾反爾,轉而尋求政權開恩憐憫。若然民主陣營今天的我打倒昨天的我,恐怕再無市民相信公民抗命的崇高理念。

社會撕裂,源於政治經濟制度長期不公,抗爭者違法佔領,只是希望政府就積壓已久的社會問題,作出公正而民主的解答。相反,違法警員並未克守己任,濫用職權,施用私刑,豈可與公民抗命者相提並論,放在同一天秤上衡量?社會復和,必先要政府認知過去錯誤,繼而修正改善。若政府不願讓香港社會民主化,談「交換特赦」亦是多餘。

香港眾志相信絕大部份的傘運被捕者,均理解公民抗命的意義與代價,事前並未聽聞有被捕者有意尋求特赦。香港眾志拒絕以原則作政治交易,並矢志與所有參與過雨傘運動的香港人繼續同行。

香港眾志
2017年4月18日(星期二)

Declaration: Standing Firm on Principles of Civil Disobedience

In response to media reports today, Demosisto does not see this “exchange of pardon” proposed by political parties as a way to heal the divide. On the contrary, the party believes that it shakes the very basis of democracy.

The initial idea of ''Occupy Central with Love and Peace'' emphasized that activists would bear responsibility for the civil disobedience actions during the Umbrella Revolution, which were a demand for fair and equal rights to political power. Yet in return the police had abused their legal enforcement power by punishing citizens privately. The two are evidently not equal.

''The idea of reconciliation is merely illusory should the government refuse to rectify their mistakes,'' Nathan Law, Chairman of Demosisto calls upon the government to do so in order to speed up democratisation.

''Most activists of the Umbrella Movement were well aware of the legal consequences and the cause for which they fight, and the party has yet to hear from those seeking pardon. These principles are non-negotiable,'' said Nathan Law. The party will continue the journey with all those who have devoted themselves in the movement.

Demosisto 
18th April 2017

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