标签

夏后算账篇

选举局

朱正熙律师:我对警方的行动感到失望

 

转载自;https://www.facebook.com/remychoo.xi?pnref=story

视频录像网址:警方人员在搜查张素兰家https://www.facebook.com/jeannette.aruldoss/videos/10201742041470598/

相关链接网址:

1.张素兰:《咱们的警察部队是干啥的? What is happening to our Police Force?》

https://renminglishiziliaoaku.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/

2.TOC:《鄞玉林和张素兰现在面对警方广泛的调查 Roy Ngerng Yiling and Teo Soh Lung are now being extensively investigated

https://renminglishiziliaoaku.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/

3. Function 8:《严厉谴责政府滥用权力对付个别公民及公民社会组织 Function 8 condemns use of gov’t powers against individual citizens and civil society groups》

https://renminglishiziliaoaku.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/

在 今天下午2.20分到达张素兰的住家。当时有7-8名警方人员正要带走她个人的手机、桌上电脑和手提电脑。我向有关的负责行动的警官 Angie Ng提出询问,为什么警方必须拿走张素兰个人的所有电子设备。张素兰并有否认在武吉巴督补选冷静日在自己的脸书(Facebook)个人网页上发表有关的 文章。张素兰乐意与警方合作,让警方调查在有关国会选举法令下为警方提供所有相关的信息。

警方的回应是,“这是一个可以涉嫌造成被逮捕的罪名。我们不需要告诉你我们进行调查的行动。”

我语气温和当时坚定地指出,(你们)拿走她个人的电子设备是不恰当的。因为这些电子设备储存了她个人的资料。在我向他们提出这个说法时,站在一旁的另一个警方人员说,我(如果继续这样质问)将会被控告阻碍警方执行公务进行调查工作。

在结束搜查时,张素兰对于警方人员的搜查行动感到震惊。她对于警方必须拿走她的是手提电脑感到失望,因为手提电脑与这起事件(在补选的冷静日发表文章)根本就无关。

我对警方的行动感到非常的失望。他们拿走个人的电子设备就是严重干扰个人的生活。在个人设备里储存着大量的个人数据,它是与警方的调查工作无关的。我想过, 警方是否会给予恰当的解释理由,为什么他们需要必须采取这样极端的行为,特别是给予的事实是,这是在国会选举法令下就是“政治上”的犯罪。

张素兰是一名积极活跃的社会活动者和政治活跃分子。但是,为什么需要把她视为犯人?警方是在隐瞒什么证据吗?张素兰是一名退休律师和前新加坡律师公会的理事!

我已经写信警方,除了一部分与调查有关的资料外,要求他们尽快归还张素兰的个人电子设备。我个人认为这是合理的要求。我想,他们是应该会接受

的。

我不想要再回忆(警方)采取这样的行动对付政治工作者。这些政治工作者被指控破坏了冷静日的条例。为什么需要使用这样高压手段对付个别人在脸书的个人网页发表的文章?

张缓蓉女士同时是在张素兰家。她今早陪同张素兰一起到警署。另一名在80年代“马克思阴谋”(光谱行动)被捕者庄瑄芝(Chng Suan Tze)也同时在场。她的另外两个朋友, Lydia和Patrick也在场。

Remy Choo Zheng Xi

 

I was disappointed with the police action.

I arrived at Soh Lung Teo‘s house today at about 2.20 p.m. while 7 – 8 police officers were in the midst of seizing her handphone, desktop and laptop. I asked the IO, Angie Ng, why the police had to seize her electronic devices given that Soh Lung was not disputing the publication of the articles on her personal Facebook page on cooling off day. Soh Lung was willing to cooperate with the police by giving them all necessary information relating to the offence under the Parliamentary Elections Act which were being investigated.

The response was: “this is an arrestable offence, and we do not need to tell you how we conduct our investigations”. I pointed out politely but firmly that it was disproportionate to seize her personal electronic devices which contained personal data, upon which another officer mentioned that I could be charged with obstructing investigations.

By the end of the search, Soh Lung was visibly shaken by the entire spectacle. She was particularly upset that the police had to take her laptop, which had nothing related to the Facebook posts on it.

I was disappointed with the police action. The seizure of a person’s electronic devices is gravely disruptive to their personal lives, and the these devices contain large amounts of personal private data irrelevant to the investigation. I would have thought the police could give a proper explanation as to why they needed to go to such extremes, especially given the fact that these are essentially “political” offences under the Parliamentary Elections Act.

Soh Lung is a fiercely passionate social and political activist, but why must she be treated like a criminal, hell bent on concealing evidence from the police? She’s a former practicing lawyer and council member of the Law Society!

I have written to the police to ask that her electronic devices be returned ASAP, upon her provision of any information or material which is relevant to investigations. I believe this is a reasonable request and should be acceded to.

I do not recall such extreme action being taken against politicians who were alleged to have breached cooling off day regulations. Why the need to use such a heavy hand against individuals posting on their personal Facebook pages?

Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss was at Soh Lung’s house too, and accompanied her to the police station during her questioning in the morning. Chng Suan Tze, one of those detained in the “Marxist Conspiracy” of the 80s, was also present. Two other friends of Soh Lung, Lydia and Patrick, were also there.

Advertisements