致江澤民公開信

敬啟者:

香港法律面臨改變,可能會摧殘這個活力之都,我們特此致函抗議。香港政府最近建議實施基本法「二十三條」,以對付「叛國、顛覆、分裂國家及煽動叛亂」。此舉將為香港的公民自由蒙上極大陰影,並置香港市民於受肆意控告的險境。

在九十年代, 貴國政府承諾在港推行「一國兩制」及「五十年不變」政策。實施二十三條,將破壞此承諾的精神。在中國大陸, 貴國政府利用反顛覆法,鎮壓學者、互聯網業者、工運人士、政治及宗教團體成員等各界民眾,記錄一清二楚。若通過建議的二十三條法案,港人會遭逢類似命運。閣下知道,香港法院的獨立司法權力已經削弱,新聞自我審查早已成風,若然立法,此風只會更盛,港人自然更不願意冒險去行使結社及示威的權利。

實施二十三條不符合港人的最佳利益,我們促請閣下恪守「一國兩制」政策的真正精神,敦促港府擱置立法。

  此致
中華人民共和國國家主席
江澤民先生


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2002年10月21日