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Reflections on My Hunger Strike in Support of Guo Feixiong

May 4, 2016

Human rights defender Ye Yin, after participating in a hunger strike relay in support of Guo Feixiong, published his reflections, saying: “It is very difficult for this type of protest to have any effect on a ruthless ruling machine. However, we still eagerly participate in this type of protest, if only to tell Mr. Guo Feixiong that he is not alone in his pursuit of freedom.” Ye also says, “Rampant evil comes from the silence and indifference of the majority,” and  urges even more friends to join the hunger strike relay in order to attract more domestic and international attention and support, so that he may receive timely and effective treatment.


接力绝食声援郭飞雄感言

郭飞雄(杨茂东)先生从世纪初矢志维护公民权益、推进自由民主,因其具有系统的政治转型理论、清晰的实践路径和策略,以及他十余年艰苦卓绝的践行,而成为维权抗争和政治反对界的领军人物之一,在国内国际享有崇高的道义声望。

郭飞雄曾四次被捕,两次被判入狱,共获刑11年(2006-2011;2013.8-2019.8)。在狱中备受肉体折磨和精神摧残,九死一生。第一次出狱后,初心不改,更加坚定而积极的践行自由事业。2013年元旦,因为在南方日报集团门口发表捍卫新闻言论自由的演讲,及策划推进人大批准《公民国际权利公约》的八城快闪行动,于2013年8月8日第四次被捕,超期羁押两年多后,获刑六年。由于在看守所和监狱,生活条件极其恶劣(在看守所800多天从未放风),营养不良,疾病得不到及时治疗,郭飞雄的健康持续恶化,随时都有生命危险。

郭飞雄先生的健康状况恶化、命悬一线的消息披露后,引起了国内国际的广泛关注、呼吁和声援。本人响应谭作人、隋牧青、黎学文、杜延林、欧彪峰、哎乌等同道前辈、朋友发起的接力绝食声援号召。绝食时间为5月3日16:00-5月4日16:00(实际未进食时间为30小时),现在绝食结束,发表如下感言:

绝食是文明社会的抗争法则,它以自我伤害健康的方式,和平表达对某种诉求或理念的坚持,试图唤醒统治者的基本人道主义共识,而达成对话和妥协。这种抗议方式,对一个冷酷统治机器很难产生感召力。然而,我们仍然踊跃参与,只为以这种方式,告诉郭飞雄先生,在追求自由的道路上,他并不孤单。即使他被高墙和铁丝网隔绝,仍然有无数人,以各种各样的方式,表达对民主自由法治人权的认同,和对他的奉献和牺牲精神的敬仰。我们参与绝食接力,就是以力所能及的方式,感受他所受的苦难,和向他致敬。虽然24小时的绝食,比起狱中长期的饥饿、疾病得不到医治的痛苦,和人性扭曲的暴戾氛围的压抑,体验的深度和长度都微不足道,但仍然不失为一种恰当的向他致敬、表达与他同在的信念的方式。

联合国网站有一句名言:“如果你在不公正的情形下保持中立,那你其实已经选择站在压迫者的一边”。邪恶得以横行,源于大多数人的沉默和冷漠。在追求自由的道路上,即使坚韧卓绝如郭飞雄、唐荆陵,他们也毕竟是肉体凡胎,以先行者数人数百人之力,对抗狰狞冷酷的权力巨兽,肉体常濒临不可承受的极限。无论英雄还是凡人,个人之力都是微弱的。唯有更多的人,加入到追求自由的队伍中,众志成城,守望相助,才是对他们孜孜以求、生死以之的自由事业的最真诚的致敬。欢迎更多朋友,了解郭飞雄的追求,关注郭飞雄日趋恶化的健康,加入到接力绝食声援的行动中,以唤起国内国际更多的关注和声援,使郭飞雄先生能够得到及时有效的治疗。谢谢!

叶隐

2016年5月4日

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