03/26/2019 – 杨建利代表日内瓦峰会向顿珠旺青颁发2019年度勇气奖

Posted on Mar 26, 2019

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公民力量新闻

2019年3月26日

 日内瓦与民主峰会今天下午以峰会2019年度勇气奖颁奖仪式作为闭幕式而结束。公民力量发起人杨建利博士代表主办峰会的25个世界非组织,向藏族原良心犯、《不再恐惧》制片人顿珠旺青颁发了该奖。

如下是颁奖词英文原稿和中文译稿。

 GENEVA SUMMIT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY

 Presentation of 2019 Courage Award to Dhondup Wangchen

 by Yang Jianli

It has been an honor to be a part of the Geneva Summit over the past decade. Our annual assembly is a unique event, held in parallel with the UN Human Rights Council, which ensures that critical voices from oppressive regimes across the globe have a forum to stand up and speak truth to power.

Today we have heard inspiring testimonies by courageous men and women from around the world. They put their lives on the line to defend human dignity, freedom, and equality in their countries of origin.

We meet at a time when the Chinese government’s repression is at an all-time high. And this month marks the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising. It is fitting, therefore, that this year’s award goes to a human rights hero who risked everything to shine a light on the abuses of the Chinese Communist Party in Tibet.

Dhondup Wangchen is a Tibetan filmmaker who showed extraordinary courage when he exposed the reality of Tibetan life under Chinese rule, through his ground-breaking documentary, “Leaving Fear Behind.” This 25-minute film was described by The New York Times as “an unadorned indictment of the Chinese government.”

The story of Dhondup Wangchen began in 2006 when he and Golog Jigme thought to create a documentary. They interviewed ordinary Tibetan people on their views of the Dalai Lama, and of the Chinese government in the year leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Anticipating potential reprisals by the Chinese government,  Dhondup Wangchen moved his wife, Lhamo Tso, to India, together with their four children, before creating the film.

In the winter of 2007-2008, Dhondup Wangchen traveled through remote areas of Eastern Tibet to conduct 108 detailed interviews. He collected 35 hours of footage over the course of five months. He did all of this with only a cheap video camera, and no professional training in journalism or filmmaking.

After the footage was smuggled out to his cousin in Switzerland for editing and production, “Leaving Fear Behind” was released on August 6th, 2008 — days before the start of the Olympics.

But at that point, Dhondup Wangchen, along with Golog Jigme, had already been in secret detention since the end of March for subversion charges related to the documentary. After several interrogations and torture while in detention,

Dhondup Wangchen was sentenced to six years in prison by Chinese authorities.

Following his release from prison, Dhondup Wangchen was kept under heavy surveillance. In December 2017, he finally fled Tibet for an “arduous and risky” escape to the United States, where he was granted asylum and currently resides.

Since he escaped from Chinese surveillance about one year ago, Dhondup  Wangchen has continued to speak out against gross human rights violations committed by the government. He has said, “Tibet is a prison. Every year, the conditions get worse. More restrictions on traveling, practicing religion and culture, and severe limits on freedom of the press.”

Against this backdrop, our honoree’s critical efforts to expose China’s abuses, despite severe risks for himself and his family, have become that much more important.

To so many Tibetans, Dhondup Wangchen’s work allowed the truth of Chinese violations in Tibet to reach the rest of the world, at a time when Beijing was in the international spotlight for the Olympic games. By giving a voice to the voiceless, Wangchen truly exemplifies the values of the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy.

For all of these reasons, I am proud to present the 2019 Geneva Summit Courage Award to Dhondup Wangchen. As the inscription reads: “For inspiring the world with your extraordinary courage in the defense of freedom, democracy, and universal human rights.”

Dhondup Wangchen, please come forward.

 

2019年度日内瓦人权与民主峰会勇气奖获得者顿珠旺青

颁 奖 辞

杨建利 (中文翻译:Anna Chen)

过去的十年中,作为日内瓦峰会的一员,我感到非常荣幸。我们的年度大会是一场独特的活动,它每年与联合国的人权理事会同时举行,确保为全球被压迫的人们提供一个论坛,能够站出来向当权者讲出真相,发出批判的声音。

今天,我们聆听了来自世界各地的勇敢无畏的先生和女士们,鼓舞人心的证词。他们冒着生命危险在他们的祖国扞卫着人的尊严、自由和平等。

今年峰会时值中国政府的镇压达一个历史上残酷的高点,这个月恰逢民族起义60周年,因此,今年的勇气奖颁发给一位冒着一切风险,揭露中共在西藏暴行的英雄,是再恰当不过的。

顿珠旺青是一位西藏电影制作人,通过开创性的纪录片《不再恐惧》,他揭露了中共统治下西藏真实的生活,展现了非凡的勇气。《纽约时报》称这部25分钟的电影是“对赤 裸裸的控诉”。

顿珠旺青的故事始于2006年,当时他和另一位制作人果洛晋美想要创作一部纪录片。他们在2008年北京奥运会的前一年,采访了普通的藏族老百姓,请他们谈谈对达赖喇嘛和政府的看法。

由于预料到中国政府可能会采取报复行动,顿珠旺青在制作影片前把妻子和四个孩子送到了印度。

2007-2008年冬季,顿珠旺青走访西藏东部的偏远地区,进行了108次详细采访。他在五个月的时间里采集了35个小时的录像。他没有受过新闻或电影制作方面的专业培训,仅靠一台便宜的摄像机完成了这一切。

在被偷偷带到了他在瑞士的表弟那里进行剪辑和制作后,2008年8月6日,也就是在奥运会开幕的前几天,《不再恐惧》公开发行了。

但那时候,顿珠旺青和果洛晋美已经因为这部纪录片在三月底被秘密拘捕,并被以“颠覆国家政权罪”起诉。顿珠旺青在被拘留期间多次被审讯和遭受酷刑,最后被中国当局判处6年监禁。

顿珠旺青被释放后,一直受到严密监视。2017年12月,他终于逃离西藏,“艰难而冒险”地逃到了美国,并在美国获得了政治庇护和定居下来。

 

自从一年前逃脱中国的监视以来,顿珠旺青一直在公开谴责中共政府严重侵犯人权的恶行。他说:“西藏是一座监狱。每年的情况都在恶化,旅行、宗教和文化活动的限制越来越多,对新闻自由的限制更为严格苛刻。”

在如此危险的情况下,我们的获奖者不顾个人和家庭的安危,挺身而出揭露中共的暴行,显得尤为可贵。

在北京因为奥运会成为举世关注的焦点之际,顿珠旺青的作品让世界其他地方了解了中国在西藏侵犯人权的真相。对如此多的藏人来说,顿珠旺青为被剥夺了发言权的他们发声,而这正体现了日内瓦人权与民主高峰会议的价值观。

基于这些原因,我很荣幸地宣布,2019年度“日内瓦峰会勇气奖”颁发给顿珠旺青。正如奖杯的题词所写:“感谢你以扞卫自由、民主和人权的非凡勇气激励全世界!”

请顿珠旺青上台领奖!