2008年11月21日 星期五

美國自由之家呼籲臺灣政府成立獨立委員會調查警民衝突

Freedom House Calls for Inquiry into Taiwan Clashes


Washington – November 20, 2008 – Freedom House urges Taiwan's
government to create an independent commission to thoroughly
investigate clashes between police and activists protesting Chinese
envoy Chen Yunlin's historic visit and recommend needed reforms.



"A public investigation of the violence—which involved both sides—will
send a critical message that the new government of President Ma
Ying-jeou is interested in upholding the democratic values of
transparency and accountability," said Jennifer Windsor, Freedom House
executive director. "The inquiry should examine evidence on both sides
and recommend any needed reforms to police practices and the legal
framework governing demonstrations."



Hundreds of university students are currently staging a sit-in in
Taipei's Freedom Square and several other cities to protest the
government's handling of the incident. During Chen's visit, police
reportedly used heavy-handed tactics—including physical assault,
arbitrary detention and destruction of property—to prevent Chen from
seeing symbols of Taiwanese or Tibetan independence, as well as
broader demonstrations against the Chinese regime. Demonstrators also
employed violence against police, throwing rocks and petrol bombs
outside Chen's hotel on November 6.



The clashes reveal a need for police to undergo crowd control training
that adheres to the standards used in other democracies. Likewise,
demonstrators and political advocacy groups must recommit themselves
to orderly protests that avoid violence under any circumstances.



The inquiry commission should examine controversial passages in
Taiwan's Assembly and Parade Law, such as restrictions on where people
are allowed to demonstrate, and determine whether they need to be
liberalized to protect citizens' rights to freedom of expression and
assembly. The commission should also investigate claims that police
are selectively enforcing the law.



The visit by Chen, the most senior Chinese official to visit Taiwan
since it split from China in 1949, and the recent arrests of several
opposition party figures are raising concerns that that President Ma
and his Kuomintang Party may rollback democratic freedoms.



"The government must renew its commitment to tolerating robust freedom
of assembly and peaceful protest, no matter what the cause," said
Windsor.



Taiwan is ranked Free in the 2008 edition of Freedom in the World,
Freedom House's survey of political rights and civil liberties, and in
the 2008 version of Freedom of the Press.

For more information on Taiwan, visit:

Freedom in the World 2008: Taiwan
Freedom of the Press 2008: Taiwan

Freedom House, an independent nongovernmental organization that
supports the expansion of freedom in the world, has been monitoring
political rights and civil liberties in Taiwan since 1972.



Freedom matters.
Freedom House makes a difference.
www.freedomhouse.org

13 則留言:

Alt - 提到...

很高興自由之家出來呼籲,明天太平洋彼岸的洛杉磯將會有一場聲援的抗議遊行,喚起大家對台灣民主人權大倒退的關懷。

student 提到...

who cares~~~

It is not StrawBerry Men's day now~~~

This is not a supporting StrawBerry Men text.

Come on...

Be adult!!

誰管你美國人說什麼~~~

野草莓的鬧劇就要收場了~~~

更何況這個未經證實的文章根本就不是野草莓的聲援文.

拜託...少往自己臉上貼金了...

成熟一點!!

提到...

To Student:
請問您有看標題嗎?誰往自己臉上貼金?
中華民國行政濫權的醜事已經傳到國外了,所以才有這篇文章!

請問您除了冷嘲熱諷之外有何實質的見解?有何實質的行動?
一旦有人言論跟您不合就說別人胡說八道!空洞的批評幾句就閃人!

拜託...成熟一點!!

花青素 提到...

國民黨的黨工拿人錢財,與人消災確實有在做,只是對於文字的辨識與瞭解能力則有待加強,本文的標題沒有看到「聲援野草莓」的字句,所以哪來的往臉上貼金的問題?做為一個student,先把基本功綀好再來撒野,會比較恰當。不過,馬英九不是好榜樣,人家問東,他答西,建議另尋他人當學習對象為宜。

AK. 提到...

幹的好!

馬英九就怕事情鬧大。

讓馬小姐在美國看看她的美國爸爸怎麼在
台灣胡搞瞎搞,手握選票的
台灣兒女台灣父母都在看。

michelle 提到...

To President Ma and and his team:

"Do not believe that possibly you can escape the reward/punishment of your action." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

To student:

Those who chose to turn their face away from the truth or the crime are the accomplices.

The Big Brother is watching.

student 提到...

poor guys...

I have nothing to say about you now...

too poor...

God bless you all...

選民 提到...

樓上的職業學生←←←←←←←
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羅寶 提到...

這裡跑出一大堆挺馬的 藍的 無知的 來亂的
不分青紅皂白就是批評野草苺

我把他歸類為 野大星好了

沒大腦!

bebop the multitude 提到...

媒體組的大家辛苦了,
很抱歉今天沒能到。
吳育昇果然是個老狐狸,
專程來吃大家豆腐。


這份文件
Freedom House Calls for Inquiry into Taiwan Clashes
相信對運動會有很大幫助。

可以發送到台灣國語和英語媒體,以及海外媒體。當然我們也可以使用個人名義,寄給總統府,行政院,台北市政府,警政署,和國安局,要求他們做出回應囉。

一起加油!

EFCCV 提到...

那個student職業學生請回大陸去! 別賴上帝了,我的主是行公義的 神, 祂的公義必降臨在民主自由的台灣.
野草莓加油,上帝賜你們平安及明辨是非的智慧.
Blessings.

M 提到...

上任半年,
股票降63%、基金降39%、房地產降23%,
阿答暴軍還讓暴警違法,為一個惡鄰居欺負
自家人。能不嗆馬?

長期被道貌岸然卻受包養的國民黨媒體
用唇槍舌劍淹沒真相,
長期被吃裡扒外還口若懸河的既得利益者
顛倒是非,
像student這種耍嘴皮扯後腿的職業學生
會被有口難言的選民討厭,
是可以理解的。

不過還是讓他領錢糊口吧!也讓他浪費口水吧!在選民靜默的心眼裡,往往有能言善道
之士遠比不上的清澈。

嗯‧‧‧
上面的數字您可以拿去簽大家樂。

M 提到...

失禮!更正上文打字:
暴軍打錯了!更正暴君才對。