政治哲學教師。

他就是每個人

今天早上八時多,我睡了兩小時不到,便被陳玉峰律師( Melody)的訊息叫醒。她說,我看了Eason的陳辭,十分好。我一下子醒了,三爬兩撥從中大飛的趕去長沙灣。

去到法庭,剛好趕得上聽張秀賢的個人陳辭,然後到代表鍾耀華的資深大律師戴啟思發言,最後是Eason自己陳辭。Eason的發言全文,大家可在網上讀到。不過我覺得,戴啟思大狀那段代表Eason的發言,也十分精彩,是可以入史的文字。

Melody不僅為我找來發言全文,而且在極短時間內做了一個很好的翻譯。我現將中文譯本和英文原文放在下面,供大家參考。在此衷心感謝戴啟思資深大律師和譚駿傑大律師,也謝謝Melody的幫忙。

補一句。Eason自讀政政一年級起便和我認識,多年來亦師亦友。2014年12月11日清場,我們在金鐘一起被捕。今年2月21日,郭達年(黑鳥樂隊)和莫昭如(民眾劇場)回到新亞書院圓形廣場做一場三十年重聚演,Eason回來。我和他在圓廣邊喝啤酒邊看演出,之後請他回家吃元宵湯圓。Eason看著我女兒出生長大,女兒很喜歡和他玩。

Eason後來和我說,多謝你們這些年來待我如家人。我們其實也一樣。

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譯者按:這是鍾耀華代表律師為他撰寫的判刑簡記,與庭上他自行讀出不同。當中記載了譯者認為鍾耀華最精彩的想法:「我的面目模糊——我只是雨傘運動入面的每一個人」。

向鍾耀華判刑,即是向當日的群眾判刑。

由是譯之。

DCCC 480/2017

鍾耀華

判刑簡記


鍾耀華(第七被告)是廿六歲大學畢業生。

法庭知道,他從沒被定罪的記錄。

法庭知道他在2014年9月做了什麼。他當時要待在前線和台上,是因為他的其他學生領袖朋友已剛被捕。他的言論和行動已被錄在警察的鏡頭中,並在五年後的法庭中被仔細的剖驗過了。

鍾耀華不想法庭考慮他的個人背景。

他希望法庭只需考慮,他是數千位,在添美道及附近街道聚集、想要表達對人大「八三一決定」深感不滿的香港市民的其中一人。他就是每個人(An Everyman)。

鍾耀華只是他們其中一人。鍾耀華可能是任何人的兒子、任何女人的弟兄。除了那份追尋民主理想的堅持之外,這個人並沒有其他可供辨認的特徵。

因此,他不想作任何特別陳詞。他接受自己行為帶來的後果,並會承受任何由法庭判定、與定罪合比例的刑罰。

他把即將判下的刑罰,視之為他直面政治不公義必須付出的代價。而這個政治不公義,昭然持久、直至今日依然如是,且毫不見改善的徵兆。

正如奧賽羅,他可以說:

「當你們報導這些不幸的時候,請你們照實說我,不需徇私迴護。」

至於判刑的有關法律原則,彭耀鴻資深大律師及麥高義資深大律師,已說得很清楚了。

鍾耀華除了不想法庭考慮判社會服務令之外,沒有其他補充。

2019年4月10日

戴啟思資深大律師

譚俊傑大律師

鍾耀華代表律師


DCCC 480/2017

CHUNG YIU WAH, Eason

Sentencing Note

Eason Chung (7th Defendant) (“EC”) is a 26-year-old university graduate.

Court knows from antecedents that he has no previous convictions.

Court knows what he did on those days in September 2014. He was in the fore front, on the stage because a number of his fellow student leaders had just been arrested. His words and actions were all recorded on police cameras for dissection in this Court five years later.

EC does not wish this Court to consider his personal circumstances.

He wants to be considered as a representative type of the thousands of HK citizens that assembled in Tin Mei Avenue and the adjacent streets in order to express their profound disagreement with the decision of the SCNPC on 31 August 2014. An Everyman.

A representative type. A person who could easily be another man’s son, another woman’s brother. Someone with no special identifying traits or characteristics save that commitment to a democratic ideal.

He therefore makes no special plea. He accepts responsibility for his actions and will submit to whatever sentence that is proportionate to the offence that the court may pass on him.

He regards the sentence that will be passed on him as the price he needs to pay to confront what he considers is a manifest and lasting political injustice which endures until this day and shows no sign of going away.

Like Othello, he can say:

“When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, Speak of me as I am. Nothing extenuate…”

The relevant principles for sentencing in cases like this have been canvassed by RPSC and GMSC.

Nothing to add save that EC does not wish to be considered as a candidate for a Community Service Order.


Dated the 10th of April, 2019.

Philip Dykes SC

Jeffrey Tam

Counsel for EC

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