采访/朱智善 编辑/尚燕 后制/钟元
HKFS Members Refused Entry to Mainland Again:
Following last weekend’s ban on three key members
of Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS)
boarding a flight to Beijing, it is reported that
at least four members of HKFS were denied boarding
the flight to Beijing at Hong Kong airport on Monday.
Hong Kong “Apple Daily" revealed that
the national security department of the CCP has mastered
a name list of hundreds of participants of Occupy Central,
with detailed personal information.
On Nov 17, “Radio Free Asia" reported that Nathan Law,
who was one of three HKFS standing members denied
boarding a flight to Beijing last weekend,
confirmed that on Monday at least four members of HKFS
were refused entry to Mainland China and were questioned
by Customs staff with some of them being accused
of violating national security.
Some of them participated in the civil disobedience rally
on July 2 of this year, and some are standing members rarely
involved in the student democracy movement.
Meanwhile, some students’ applications for the
Home Return Permit (visa for visiting Mainland China)
have not been approved.
When three key members of HKFS were denied boarding
on the flight to Beijing last weekend,
HKFS published a written statement
expressing deep anger and protesting innocence.
The statement also called on Beijing to disclose whether
there is a blacklist of participants of the Umbrella Movement
banning entry to Mainland China.
The concerns about an “Entry Blacklist" have been confirmed
by an article in “Apple Daily" on Nov 18.
“Apple Daily" says that they obtained a “target list"
of the mainland national security department,
which details personal information
of a few hundred participants in the Occupy Movement.
This includes their Hong Kong identity card
and Home Return Permit (HRP) number
along with a photo of each participant.
The article also says some listed target persons confirmed
the photo was copied from their HRPs.
But from the photo information, the national security
department started to collect personal information from 2011.
Such a “target list" includes people from all walks of life
including HKFS leaders Alex Chow Yong-kang and Lester Shum;
Scholarism founder Joshua Wong;
Civil Human Rights Front convenor Johnson Yeung;
and two 10 Occupy Central die-hard activists,
Shiu Ka Chun and Edward Chin.
Civil Human Rights Front convenor Johnson Yeung does not
feel too surprised that he’s on the “blacklist",
but he pointed out that there were many common students
and his friends also on the list.
Johnson Yeung: “We have prepared for this,
and don’t care whatsoever for suppression or criticism.
But many ordinary students and friends may not be ready.
Such a long list is to deter them from taking part
in the democracy movement."
Johnson Yeung believes such a long name list should spark
the Hong Kong public to think about their future.
Johnson Yeung: “Once the legislation of Article 23
of the Basic Law is implemented,
then such a name list will be very long.
For example, if you are going to defend yourself with nothing
but the democratic movement, two years later
you might also be on the blacklist.
So we are now at a very critical moment.
Hong Kong people should not think that this list excludes them,
so they don’t need to care about this issue."
“Apple Daily" reports said that national security department
has sent the “target list" to Hong Kong’s “powerful persons"
and instructed them to take action against those on the list.
Hong Kong Legislative Council SIN Chung-kai:
“Such powerful persons everyone knows are from triads,
the Hong Kong underworld, although there is no evidence.
Because in the past some reports said that national security
had instructed some persons with triad backgrounds
to clear the occupy central participants from Mong Kok.
So everyone speculates that this list will be released
to those persons with triad background, for dealing
with the participants of Central Occupy with Love and Peace."
In early October, some persons, with triad backgrounds,
opposing Occupy Central, attacked the participants of
Occupy Central with violence in Mong Kok and Causeway Bay,
and caused bloodshed.
However, the Umbrella Movement still continues today.
“Apple Daily" said that although the national security
Department required ‘powerful persons’ to take action
including bloody means:
some people opposed, who believed that the demonstrators
would not be deterred by such action, called for more public
to support Occupy Central.
In addition to not letting the “target persons" bleed
they hence became the “heroes".
The Secretary-General of HKFS Alex Chow said on Monday
that he worried that all members of the HKFS were
on the blacklist banning entry into Mainland China.
They were planning to try collectively to pass the border
to test if any student members at all can enter the mainland
in the end.
Interview/Zhu Zhishan Edit/ShangYan Post-Production/ZhongYuan