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Lawyer Jiang Tianyong's "Hunger Strike Statement"

May 9, 2016

To show solidarity with Guo Feixiong, Yu Shiwen, the individuals arrested in the 709 Incident, and others persecuted simply for their righteousness, Beijing human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong fasted in a hunger strike on May 9, for the full day. In his "Hunger Strike Statement" he says that he doesn’t aim to soften, move, or stir the hearts of those persecuted, but to tell them he firmly stands by their side. He also aims to remind himself and the world of the large group of citizens who are suffering simply for striving for freedom and dignity for all Chinese citizens.


律师江天勇的绝食声明

 

本人江天勇,决定自2016年5月9日0:00至24:00止,绝食一天。这么做绝不是要软化、感动、撼动迫害者,我不会对它们抱任何、丝毫幻想。我这么做的目的有:

1、表明一种态度。我要告诉迫害者,我恐惧或不恐惧,你强大或不强大,我都不站在你这一边,我坚决站在被迫害者一边;我公开、明确声援郭飞雄、于世文!

2、避免漠视或忘却。尽管平时知道,但我仍然担心或会麻木甚至忘却,因而我要通过饿自己一天的方式让自己牢牢记住,此时此刻,以及之前,以至之后,郭飞雄(杨茂东)、于世文,还有709被抓捕的李和平、王宇胡石根、刘星等一大群,以及所有如他们这样的人,正在为包括我、包括我家人在内所有国人争自由、尊严而受难;我深知他们也上有老下有小,有牵挂有顾虑,有恐惧有挣扎,他们愿意或不愿意,他们有担当,他们在承受。我希望全世界良知尚存、心未全麻的人知道,在中国的监牢里还有这样一群人。

3、凝聚共识。我们一起为郭飞雄、于世文、709被捕者以及所有为义受迫害者呼吁、行动,当他们获得自由时,我们便向自由靠近了一步;我们一起挣扎。

 

 

                         江天勇

                     2016年5月6日

 

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