release, 11 May 2009
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Dear Hong Kong journalists,
information I send you an answer to my request for entrance into Hong Kong from the immigration authorities on May 7th.
Sad to say, the answer reminds me of a standard letter. From the letter from
the immigration authorities in Hong Kong I stand completely uncertain about
whether I can enter Hong Kong or not. This is
not at all a satisfactory answer to my request. I have therefore written a new
request to the immigration authorities. Both to clarify the situation and to be
certain about whether I can enter Hong Kong or
not. The purpose of the visit is to repair the monument for the Tiananmen
massacre and to participate in the memorials surrounding the 20th
I cannot help
seeing the letter from the immigration authority as a disguised attempt to
prevent me from going to Hong Kong to commemorate the 1989 massacre in Beijing. I am very sorry
that the migration authorities through this letter help repress the freedom of
speech in Hong Kong. By this obstruction
citizens from other democratic countries are prevented from entering Hong Kong
to honor and commemorate those who sacrificed their lives on the Tiananmen Square on June 4th 1989.
I would be
happy if you would investigate and cover the case.
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