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新西兰奥克兰市:决不让法轮功参加圣诞游行(中英对照)
作者:李芬 张涤非(编译) · 2007-11-19 来源:凯风网

  据新西兰报联社(NZPA)11月19日报道,尽管受到法轮功组织“上诉法庭”的胁迫,新西兰第一大城市奥克兰市依旧拒绝该组织参加该市本周日的圣诞游行活动。

  圣诞游行在皇后城举行。组委会主席迈克尔·巴内特(Michael Barnett)说,法轮功组织不能向他保证,在周日的圣诞游行活动中,不会发放宣传小册子,所以他绝不让步 。“游行是娱乐活动,而不是政治宣传。”巴内特称。

  巴内特先生说,他很高兴明年能与人权委员会坐下来讨论相关问题。该委员会已经使他面对这个问题,但是他说,今年的巡游已成定局。

  巴内特先生说,无论如何,届时将有一个来自中国的大型代表团参加游行。

Auckland: No parade for Falun Gong

The man in charge of Auckland's Santa Parade is determined Falun Gong members will not take part in the event. The Wellington City Council decided to allow members of the Chinese spiritual group to participate in the capital's parade at the weekend after they threatened court action.

But it will be a different story in Auckland. Chairman of the Santa Parade Trust in the Queen City, Michael Barnett, says the group cannot assure him they will not hand out pamphlets if they are in this Sunday's parade, so he is not budging. He says the parade is about entertaining children, not propaganda.

Mr Barnett says he is quite happy to sit down with the Human Rights Commission to talk about the issue next year. He had been approached by the Commission about the issue, but says it is too late to do anything before this year's parade.

Mr Barnett says there is a large representation from China in the parade anyway.

Meanwhile balmy weather conditions saw more than 70,000 thousand people gather in Wellington's city centre to watch the annual Christmas Parade yesterday afternoon.

(NZPA, November 19, 2007)

Original text from: http://nz.news.yahoo.com/071118/2/2gp2.html

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