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諾貝爾獎得主與學者給胡錦濤的一封信

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Letter from the Consortium for the Release of Liu Xiaobo to China's President Hu Jintao

 
December 22, 2008

 

President Hu Jintao

People's Republic of China

Zhongnanhai, Xichengqu,

Beijing

People's Republic of China

 

Dear President Hu Jintao,

 

We, the undersigned scholars, writers, lawyers and human rights advocates write to share our deep concern with the ongoing arbitrary detention of literary critic and former professor of literature Liu Xiaobo.

 

Mr. Liu, a prominent and highly-regarded intellectual both in and outside of China, was taken away from his home in Beijing by public security officers on the evening of December 8. During the accompanying search of his apartment, which lasted for several hours, police seized his computers, mobile phones, and most of his personal papers.

 

No official reason has been given for Mr. Liu's arrest. In violation of China's own laws and regulations, the police have failed to inform either his relatives or his lawyer of his whereabouts or the reasons for his detention.

 

Because of the fact that Mr. Liu's arrest came half a day before the publication of a public appeal to promote human rights and democracy in China entitled "Charter 08," and because the police detained and questioned several other "Charter 08" signatories at the same time, the presumption is that Mr. Liu has been arrested solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression, as guaranteed under China's constitution and international law.

 

Mr. Liu's activities have always been peaceful and according to law. Although he was twice arbitrarily detained for several years for writing articles criticizing the government, he has never been convicted of any crime. In recent years, Mr. Liu's reputation grew as his essays on current affairs in China and his principled defense of human rights and democracy circulated widely. Mr. Liu has consistently opposed recourse to violence. In his articles, he has lauded the amendments to the constitution that stipulate respect for human rights and property rights. He has written strongly in favor of the development of a free civil society in China.

 

As President of the People's Republic of China, you have yourself often pledged to strengthen China's legal system, stressing recently that "the rule of law is important for the promotion, realization and safeguarding of a harmonious society." We urge you to honor your commitment to ensure the civil rights of citizens who peacefully express their views on public affairs.

 

For the international community to take seriously China's oft-stated commitment to respect human rights and the rule of law, and for China's own citizens to trust the judicial system to redress legitimate grievances, it is urgent that China's central leadership ensure that no one be arrested or harassed simply for the peaceful expression of his or her views.

 

It is equally urgent that judicial authorities throughout China cease to use China's anti-subversion law to prosecute peaceful critics such as Mr. Liu Xiaobo, who should be released immediately without conditions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Edoardo Albinati

Writer

Italy

Elisabeth Allès

Director, Centre d'études sur la Chine Moderne et Contemporaine (Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary China)

École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

France

Vincenzo Balzani

Professor, Department of Chemistry

University of Bologna

Italy

Geremie R. Barmé

Federation Fellow, College of Asian & Pacific Studies

Australian National University

Australia

Robbie Barnett

Professor of Tibetan Studies

Columbia University

USA

Richard Baum

Professor of Political Sciences

University of California in Los Angeles

USA

Jean-Philippe Béja

Senior Researcher, CNRS/CERI Paris, CEFC

Hong Kong

Robert Benewick

Emeritus Professor of Politics

University of Sussex

UK

Gregor Benton

Professor of Chinese History and Archeology

Cardiff University

Wales, UK

Bernard Bernier

Professor, Department of Anthropology

Université de Montréal

Canada

Robert Bernstein

Founding Chair, Human Rights Watch

USA

Thomas P. Bernstein

Professor Emeritus, Political Science

Columbia University

USA

Igor Blazevic

Director, One World Human Rights Film Festival

Czech Republic

Board of International Pen

Jiri Grusa, President, International PEN

Eugene Schoulgin, International Secretary, International PEN

Cecilia Balcazar, Board Member

Mike Butscher, Board Member

Takeaki Hori, Board Member

Eric Lax, Board Member

Yang Lian, Board Member

Mohamed Magani, Board Member

Kristin Schnider, Board Member

Karin Clark, Chair International PEN's Writers in Prison Committee

UK

Michel Bonnin

Professor, Centre d'études sur la Chine Moderne et Contemporaine (Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary China)

École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

France

Anna Bravo

Historian

Turin University

Italy

Alessandra Brezzi

Associate Professor

University of Urbino

Italy

Vincent Brossel

Head of Asia-Pacific Desk

Reporters Sans Frontières 

Jean-Pierre Cabestan

Professor and Head, Department of Government and International Studies

Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

Claude Cadart

Researcher (Retired)

CNRS/CERI Sciences-Po, Paris

France

William A. Callahan

Chair in International Politics

Co-Director, British Inter-University China Centre

University of Manchester

UK

Anita Chan

Visiting Research Fellow, Contemporary China Centre

Australian National University

Australia

Gordon G. Chang

Writer

USA

Kristen Cheney

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

University of Dayton

USA

Joseph Cheng

Professor of Political Sciences, City University

Hong Kong

Cheng Yingxiang

Researcher (Retired)

CNRS/CERI Sciences-Po, Paris

France

Leïla Choukroune

Assistant Professor of Law

HEC Paris School of Management

France

Martin Chung

Lecturer, School of Arts, Letters and Sciences

Macao Inter-University Institute

Macao

Marcello Cini

Physicist

Professor Emeritus

La Sapienza University, Rome

Italy

Jerome A. Cohen

NYU School of Law

USA

Patrizia Dado

Associate Professor of Chinese Modern and Contemporary Literature

Faculty of Oriental Studies

La Sapienza University, Rome

Italy

Gloria Davies

Convenor of Chinese Studies

Monash University

Australia

Michael C. Davis

Professor of Law

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Sara L.M. Davis

Executive director

Asia Catalyst

USA

Bob Dietz

Asia Program Coordinator

Committee to Protect Journalists

USA

Jean-Luc Domenach

Senior Researcher

CERI-Sciences-Po (Institute of Political Sciences), Paris

France

Michael W. Dowdle

Faculty of Law

National University of Singapore

Singapore

June Teufel Dreyer

Professor, Department of Political Science

University of Miami

USA

Ryan Dunch

Associate Professor, History and Classics

University of Alberta

Canada

Umberto Eco

Professor of Semiology

University of Bologna

Italy

Richard Louis Edmonds

Visiting Professor in the Committee on Geographical Studies

Center for East Asian Studies

University of Chicago

USA

Fang Lizhi

Professor of Physics

University of Arizona

USA

Feng Chongyi

Deputy Director, China Research Centre

University of Technology, Sydney

Australia

Ernesto Ferrero

Writer, Director of the International Book Fair of Turin

Italy

Eric Florence

Researcher, Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies

University of Liege

Belgium

Marcello Flores

Professor, Comparative History

University of Siena

Italy

Christine Fréchette

Coordonnatrice

Chaire d'études politiques et économiques américaines (CÉPÉA)

Montréal, Canada

Edward Friedman

Professor, Political Science

University of Wisconsin     

USA

Matilde Callari Galli

Department Chair, Educational Sciences

University of Bologna

Italy

Anna Maria Gentili

Department of Politics, Institutions and History

Alma Mater Studiorum

University of Bologna

Italy

Carlo Ginzburg

Professor

Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa

Italy

Andre Glucksmann

Philosopher

France

Merle Goldman

Professor Emerita

Boston University

USA

Richard J. Goldstone

Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

Learned Hand Visiting Professor of Law

Harvard Law School

USA

Nadine Gordimer

Nobel Laureate in Literature

South Africa

Lars Grahn

Book publisher, retired

Sweden

Andrea Graziosi

Professor, Contemporary History

Federico II University, Naples

Italy

Giles Gunn

Professor and Chair, Global and International Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara

USA

Tyrell Haberkorn

Peace and Conflict Studies Program

Colgate University

USA

Carol Hayman

Professor of Anthropology

Austin Community College

USA

Seamus Heaney

Nobel Laureate in Literature

Ireland

Donald Holzman

Professor Emeritus

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

Paris

France

Marie Holzman

Writer and sinologist

France

Sharon Hom

Executive Director

Human Rights in China

USA

Jean-François Huchet

Director

French Center for Research on Contemporary China

Hong Kong

Bruce Jacobs

Professor Asian Languages

Monash University

Australia

Jean-François Julliard

Secretary General

Reporters Sans Frontières

France

Lucina Kathmann

International Vice-President, International PEN

Novelist and essayist

Mexico

Willem E.C. Van Kemenade

Visiting Senior Fellow

Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael)

The Hague, The Netherlands

Wendy Keys

Filmmaker

USA

Hari Kunzru

Writer

UK

Jeri Laber

Consultant to the Association of American Publishers

USA

Andre Laliberte

Associate Professor, School of Political Studies

University of Ottawa

Canada

Willy Lam

Professor

Akita International University

Japan

Alessandra Lavagnino

Professor of Chinese Language and Culture

University of Milan

Italy

Marc Lazar

Professor

Sciences-Po Paris (Institute of Political Science), Paris

Luiss University, Rome

Italy

Joanne Leedom-Ackerman

Vice President International PEN

USA

Steven I. Levine

Associate Director, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center

University of Montana

USA

Xiaorong Li

Senior researcher, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy

University of Maryland

USA

Lin Xiling

Former Rightist

France

Perry Link

Chancellorial Chair for Innovation in Teaching Across Disciplines

University of California, Riverside

USA

Dimon Liu

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, The Council of Independent Colleges

USA

Stanley Lubman

Lecturer in Residence

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

USA

Richard Madsen

Professor of Sociology

University of California, San Diego

USA

Alessandro Marzo Magno

Writer

Italy

Victor H. Mair

Professor Chinese Language and Literature

University of Pennsylvania

USA

James Mann

Author-in-residence

Johns Hopkins, School of Advanced International  Studies

USA

Barrett L. McCormick

Professor, Political Science Department

Marquette University

USA

Françoise Mengin

Senior Researcher

CERI-Sciences-Po (Institute of Political Sciences), Paris

France

Alice Lyman Miller

Research fellow, Hoover Institution

Stanford University

USA

Andrew Miller

Senior Editor, Alfred A. Knopf

USA

Marina Miranda

Associate Professor

History of contemporary China

La Sapienza University. Rome

Italy

Olivier Mongin

France

Marc-Olivier Padis

Rédacteur en chef de la revue Esprit

France

Ronald N. Montaperto 

Consultant on Asian Affairs

North Carolina

USA

Robin Munro

Research Associate, Law Dept, SOAS

UK

Andrew J. Nathan

Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science

Columbia University

USA

Barry Naughton

Professor

Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies

University of California, San Diego

USA

Valerie Niquet

Director, Asia Centre

French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)

France

Giorgio Parisi

Professor of Theoretical Physics

La Sapienza University, Rome

Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA)

Italy

Enrico Parlato

Associate Professor

La Tuscia University

Italy

Pia Pera

Writer

Italy

Martyne Perrot

Researcher

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

France

Roberta Pierobon

Attorney

Italy

Eva Pils

Assistant Professor

Hong Kong

Anemone Platz

Associate Professor, Asian Section

Aarhus University

Denmark

Karoline Postel-Vinay

Senior Researcher

CERI-Sciences-PO (Institute of Political Sciences), Paris

France

Benjamin L. Read

Assistant Professor

Politics Department

University of California, Santa Cruz

USA

Maria Rita Masci

Literary translator

Italy

Arthur Rosenbaum

Associate Professor of History

Claremont McKenna College

USA

Kenneth Roth

Executive Director

Human Rights Watch

USA

Elisa Rotino

Lecturer in History and Civilization of Far East

Università L'Orientale, Naples

Italy

Salman Rushdie

Author

USA

Victoria Sanford

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Lehman College and The Graduate Center

City University of New York

USA

Éric Sautedé

Lecturer

School of Management, Leadership and Government

Macao Inter-University Institute

Macao

Patricia Scott Schroeder

President and CEO, Association of American Publishers

USA

Jonathan Schwartz

Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of Asian Studies

State University of New York, New Paltz

USA

James C. Scott

Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology

Yale University

USA

Jacques Seurre

Sinologist

Agence France Presse

France

James Seymour

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Tsering Shakya

Canadian Research Chair on Religion and Contemporary Society in Asia

Institute of Asian Research University of British Columbia

Canada

Satoru Shinomiya

Professor of Law

Waseda Law School

Japan

Susan L. Shirk

University of California, San Diego

USA

Joel Simon

Executive Director

Committee to Protect Journalists

USA

Gianni Sofri

Professor

Università di Bologna

Italy

Dorothy J. Solinger

Professor, Political Science

University of California, Irvine

USA

Yongyi Song

Associate Professor/Librarian

California State University

USA

Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate in Literature

Nigeria

Elliot Sperling

Indiana University

USA

Leslie E. Sponsel

Professor of Anthropology 

University of Hawaii at Manoa

USA

Christine Stufferin

President, Alex Langer Foundation

Italy

Su Xiaokang

Chinese writer in exile

USA

Frederick C. Teiwes

Emeritus Professor of Chinese Politics

University of Sydney

Australia

Stig Thogersen

Professor of China Studies

Aarhus Universtity

Denmark

Emilie Tran

Visiting Professor

University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

Steve Tsang

Reader in Politics, Oxford University

UK

Toshiro Ueyanagi

Professor of Law

Waseda Law School

Japan

Jonathan Unger

Professor and Head Contemporary China Centre

Australian National University

Australia

Peter Van Ness

Contemporary China Centre and Department of International Relations Research School of Pacific & Asian Studies

Australian National University

Australia

Sebastian Veg

Researcher

CEFC (French Centre of Research on Contemporary China)

Hong Kong

Sandro Veronesi

Writer

Italy

Wan Yanhai

Director

Beijing Aizhixing Institute

China

Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Professor of History

University of California, Irvine

USA

Martin K. Whyte

Department of Sociology

Harvard University

USA

Calla Wiemer

Visiting Scholar

Center for Chinese Studies

University of California, Los Angeles

USA                                        

Leon Wieseltier

Literary editor, The New Republic

USA

Leroy B. Williams

Professor of History and Political Science

Harvard University

USA

Richard A. Wilson

Gladstein Distinguished Chair in Human Rights

Director Human Rights Institute

University of Connecticut

USA

Wendy Wolf

Editorial director, nonfiction

Viking Penguin

USA

Dr. Guoguang Wu

Chair in China and Asia-Pacific Relations Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

University of Victoria

Canada

Yu Maochun

Professor of East Asia and Military History

United States Naval Academy 

USA

Francesco Zamponi

Researcher CNRS

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

France

Sam Zarifi

Director, Asia-Pacific Region

Amnesty International

UK

Kate Zhou

Associate Professor of Political Science

University of Hawaii

USA

 

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