Taiwan: Blogging & Associations ‘ Rights

From the today’s Taipei Times:

[…]

Yang Hui-ju (楊蕙如), a Web manager for former DPP presidential candidate Frank Hsieh’s (謝長廷) campaign, said the association (Blog’s association) had invited Hsieh and former vice premier Yeh Chu-lan (葉菊蘭) to a private meeting to commemorate Yeh’s husband, democracy movement pioneer Deng Nan-jung (鄭南榕), who committed suicide in 1989, and discuss freedom of speech.

Two police officers from the department entered the meeting and asked the association’s secretary-general to explain why they were there, while asking participants to provide their ID and cellphone numbers, said Yang, who was at the meeting.

Two police officers from the department entered the meeting and asked the association’s secretary-general to explain why they were there, while asking participants to provide their ID and cellphone numbers

The meeting was held at the association’s office and no illegal activity was involved

[…]

I do not think that I need to add anything…

Except maybe that a lot of things changed since roughly one year here…

 

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2 Responses

  1. nothing has changed
    only 8 years of illusion of changing…
    now is just back to the “good old days” when they can do whatever is favourable for them
    and guess who asked the policemen to go check up?
    and guess again what’s gonna happen to them?
    promotion would be not too far from fact

  2. Jo, I finally do believe that people have misunderstood the purpose of the police’s visit.
    Policemen only wanted to be sure that anyone in this meeting, could enjoy the freedom of speech.
    Very nice from them.
    So sweet.
    🙂

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