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On Election Day, the Ballot Box Is Delivered to My House, and Students Were Made to Vote in the Lobby

December 23, 2016

During the elections for deputies to the Jinan district and township level People's Congresses, Sun Wenguang, an independent candidate and retired professor of Shandong University, was imprisoned in his home for several days under round-the-clock watch by public security officers. In the article below, Sun recounts what happened to him: he was barred from leaving his house on the day of the election; the ballot box was “delivered” by the authorities to his house for him to vote; and students at his university were summoned to the lobby of the office building where they were made to cast open ballots after being reprimanded by the Party secretary.


投票日票箱进我家 学生去大厅

孙文广

 

12月22日是投票日,上午10点管院电话通知,一会来人,让我在家中投票。

12月18日开始对我的四度囚禁已经有几天时间。每天公安,日夜值班,楼上三四个人,堵死我的房门,楼下还有三四个人不让外人上来。

10点20左右,管院的刘先生和办公室的毕主任,来到我的家门口,房门被打开,他们背后六七个公安人员,其中两个人端着录相机(见录像),一个人捧着票箱让我投票。我当即表示这种方式不合适,堵我家门是侵犯人权。他们拿出选票和选民证给我看,我写选票的时候他们就站在旁边看着,我把所有的四个官定候选人全部打了叉号(反对),在另选他人栏中,写上了我的名字孙文广和李晶(历城区的独立参选人之一)。

这次投票的形式和2011年我所遇到的情况几乎完全一样,不同的是上一次我以选举违法为名,拒绝投票,这次我改变策略,我投反对票。

同一天,山东大学各个校区都在上午投票。学校通知学生在办公楼前集合,由班长清点人数,记下缺席者姓名,辅导员会找这些人谈话,一般的学生出于恐惧,都会到场。然后分批进入办公楼的大厅,进入大厅后,先要听党委书记讲话,说投票要慎重,不要乱投。有的学院指名道姓的说不能投孙文广。然后在众目睽睽之下,学生们挤在几张桌子上,围在一起写选票,根本没有隐秘性,在这里没有填选票的间隔,谁都能看见别人的选票。

投票时工作人员站在票箱后面,每个人投票时,都要把选票给他,然后由他看了之后投进票箱,毫无隐私可言。

有学生在投票日给我发短信说:“孙先生,我认为这个选举毫无意义,是被操纵的,我请假了没有去。”

“我不想投违心票,可是如果按照自己意愿投的话会被作废,还不如不去,没有选举自由的投票实在不想参加”。

在这种严密的监视下,到场的学生隐私权无法保证,多数学生都是投了赞成票,也有部分学生投了自己喜欢的老师,或者弃权。

这就是山东大学投票日的现状。

为什么他们不让我去现场投票呢?我现在想到可能还有另外一个原因,是怕我到现场去拍照录像,然后发到网上,使他们丢人现眼。

2007年,准许我出去投票,我照了一些照片发到了海外的网上,(见本人《参选纪实》)看来他们吸取的教训从2011年开始,在投票日一定要把我堵在家中,使我不能去拍摄记录。

但是他们忘记了一点,现代科技和网络技术使我通过短信、微信群以及搜索软件在家中就可以看到选举的现场。

我曾问他们为什么我要在家中投票,他们的回答是:为了照顾80岁以上的老人。其实这完全是托辞,我住在山大宿舍,从我家到投票点只有5分钟路程,我对他们说我现在可以走路,还可以开车,为什么不让我到现场和大家一起投票呢?

我隔壁住着一个和我同岁的退休老教授,今天问他才知道,根本就没有把票箱送到他家,票箱送到我家完全是一种作秀和限制我人身自由的借口,我通过电话问了很多退休的老师,他们都说既没有叫他们去投票也没有叫他们去提名,也没有把票箱送到他们家。

2016年12月23日于山东大学 电话:13655317356

(作者惠寄)

 

中国人权双周刊》第199期    2016年12月22日—2017年1月5日

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