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上街前夕 彭定康批引渡修例:直接攻擊一國兩制和法治


民間人權陣線明日(28日)舉行遊行,反對政府修訂《逃犯條例》。前港督彭定康透過英國關注香港的組織Hong Kong Watch,發表以下意見:

"The proposed amendments to the extradition laws are not essential to close a loophole. What has changed in the 21 years since the handover? Societies which believe in the rule of law do not reach agreements like this with those who do not. These changes are an assault on Hong Kong’s values, stability and security. They create fear and uncertainty for business at a time when we should all be working to safeguard Hong Kong’s reputation as one of the world’s greatest business and financial centres. No wonder some chambers of commerce have openly expressed the strong views that others feel privately. Any political activism is also put in danger. These measures are a direct attack on the principle of one country two systems and Hong Kong’s autonomy under the rule of law. They further make it difficult to explain to the outside world that Beijing can be trusted to keep its word and that Hong Kong is different from mainland Chinese cities and must be treated as such."

前港督彭定康。Hong Kong Watch網頁圖片

中譯:

 「建議的引渡修例,並非彌補漏洞所必要的。回歸21年來,發生了什麼變化?相信法治的社會,不會與這樣的安排妥協。這些變化是對香港的價值觀、穩定和安全的攻擊。

在我們努力維護香港聲譽,作為世界上其中一個最大的商業和金融中心時,這些變化會給企業帶來恐懼和不確定性。難怪有些商會公開表達了一些人私下的強烈意見。任何政治活動也都處於危險之中。這些措施直接攻擊一國兩制的原則和香港高度自治下的法治,也難以對外界解釋,北京是可以信賴、會信守承諾對待香港與中國內地城市不同。香港的待遇必須與大陸城市有別。」

英國保守黨人權委員會副主席、Hong Kong Watch創辦人之一羅哲斯(Benedict Rogers),發給傳媒上述彭定康的意見時,先註明:「Ahead of tomorrow's planned demonstration in Hong Kong against the proposed new extradition arrangements, the former Governor of Hong Kong, Lord Patten, has made the following comment.」

民陣反對修訂《逃犯條例》遊行

日期:2019年4月28日
時間:下午3:00集合,4:00起步
集合地點:銅鑼灣東角道




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