來自樂生院的呼救:馬總統,保障樂生安全,勿做人權殺手!

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2012/01/12
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今天上午,馬英九總統要召開國際記者會,向全世界宣揚他執政四年來的政績。但是,樂生保留自救會與青年樂生聯盟必須在此非常沉痛地提醒馬總統:樂生目前仍在走山,馬總統尚未處理,如果馬總統不能保證樂生安全,導致樂生走山、人命傷亡,再多漂亮的政績也不免染上人權污點。青年樂生聯盟今天來到這裡,正是希望馬總統盡速回填樂生邊坡土方,千萬勿做人權殺手。

馬英九總統甫上任,便簽署了兩公約,顯示他對人權的重視。但是,我們要提醒他,2005年時,聯合國國際人權理事會書記官曾對台灣發出公報,依兩公約中「經濟、社會及文化公約」要求台灣政府不准迫遷樂生院民。今日台灣政府在馬總統的領導之下,不但迫遷樂生院民,甚至還使他們的家園發生走山現象,為國際人權精神所不容。如果馬總統沒有誠意解決樂生走山問題,維護聯合國所重視的樂生院人權,究竟有何資格向國際媒體宣揚政績?

去年12月15日,在文化界向總統提問的場合上,總統公開向關心樂生的抗議人士表示:「(樂生走山危機)我聽到了、我會處理、必要時會召開跨部會協調。」但截至目前為止,樂生院區仍然孤懸在危崖之上,緩慢地邁向走山,馬總統的承諾已幾近跳票。身為一國的領導人,怎可如此言而無信?

雖然,馬總統可能會回答:「捷運局已經準備以明挖覆蓋工法來解決問題。」但就在上周,1月6日時,我們到捷運局要求其簽署「樂生安全保證書」時,捷運局卻拒絕簽署,拒絕保證自己的施工能使新莊機廠與樂生院的地質安全,為當場媒體所見證。如果捷運局不敢保證新方案的安全,足證捷運局只是隨便畫兩張圖來欺騙社會大眾、敷衍樂生院民,我們重新來到這裡,要求總統兌現自己的承諾,為樂生安全負責。

1月14日是台灣的總統大選,不論屆時是哪一位候選人當選總統,我們都將持續要求「樂生安全、總統負責」「土方回填、救救樂生」。我們認為,一位想要做台灣總統的人,必須有能力保證樂生安全,維護樂生人權!

一、捷運局拒絕保證樂生安全:樂生安全,總統負責。 二、目前解決樂生安全唯一方法,就是土方回填,明挖覆蓋無法解決問題。 三、盡速召開中央跨部會緊急處理小組,終結樂生走山危機。

今早青年樂生聯盟在表達訴求之後,非但沒有得到回應,反而立即被警察驅離,過程中發生嚴重推擠,警察甚至撲倒陳情者,鞋子、眼鏡、手機、鑰匙,散落一地,有人衣服被拉扯到胸前,裸露腹部,被丟到總部旁的人行道。青年樂生聯盟遭驅離後五分鐘,馬總統進場舉辦國際記者會。

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Save Lo-Sheng sanatorium! Stop the impending landslide crisis. President Ma, you are responsible! January 12, 2012 – Demanding President Ma Ying-jeou’s immediate action to stop the impending landslide crisis from unfolding, the Youth Alliance for Lo-Sheng is paying Ma a visit before his international press conference.

Since the excavation began in 2009, signs of warning has been found throughout the campus of Lo-Sheng Sanatorium and the construction site of the MRT's Xinzhuang maintenance depot. The growing cracks crisscrossing the ground and historical buildings of Lo-Sheng Sanatorium are enormous. The inclinometer also showed significant bedrock movement, suggesting the possibility of large scale slope failure. According to the information released by the DORTS, some of the ground anchors are experiencing 90 tonnes of tension force – a 50% deviation from their design capacity! Fearing that the situation could be out of control, the Department of Rapid Transport Systems (DORTS) twice suspended construction activities.

On December 15, 2011, two members of the Youth Alliance pleaded President Ma for attention on imminent landslide crisis. “I heard it, give me the information, I will deal with it,” Ma promised.

On December 30, 2011, the DORTS unveiled a draft of their “Long term safety solution” by request from the presidential office. The Youth Alliance is dubious of the solution since all previous plans proposed by DORTS failed. On January 9, 2012, we asked DORTS to endorse the safety of the Xinzhuang maintenance depot and the Lo-Sheng Sanatorium. The DORTS promptly refused.

Today, President Ma is reviewing his achievements during his presidency. Vowed to enhance human rights conditions in Taiwan in 2008, President Ma signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 2009. However, for the past three years, Ma has chosen to neglect the human rights of the leprosy patients living in Lo-Sheng Sanatorium. With the landslide happening now, Ma’s passive attitude is violating their enjoyment of the right to health and the right to adequate housing.

Renowned movie director Hou Hsiao-hsien, along with other famous writers and poets, visited Lo-Sheng Sanatorium and expressed their concerns over the government’s inactivity which puts Lo-Sheng Sanatorium, a potential world heritage site, and its residents in jeopardy.

Once more, we ask our President Ma to deal with the immediate crisis as promised. The conditions of the slope is worsening every moment, even after the construction halted last November. President Ma, we are running out of time! We need action!

About the Youth Alliance for Lo-Sheng: A group of youth, mostly college students, established the Youth Alliance for Lo-Sheng in 2005. The Youth Alliance for Lo-Sheng is an organization specifically focused on the preservation of Lo-Sheng Sanatorium and the welfare of its residents.

Contacts: Mr. Lin, the Youth Alliance for Lo-Sheng 886-920-763685 [email protected]

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樂生保留自救會與青年樂生聯盟2日特別邀請 侯孝賢、蔣勳、吳晟、作家陳雪、朱天心、朱天文、張小虹等重量級文化界人士,共同在樂生療養院召開記者會,呼籲政府重視問題的嚴重性,並立刻搶救。侯孝賢說:『(原音)你看這整個已經走山了,他們現在停工,現在到底怎樣呢?我感覺很簡單的道理,你不計任何錢財或任何事物,你基本上就是停下來,仔細弄清楚,我們到底要怎麼做才對,就是這樣子而已,就這麼簡單
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