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Tag: wild strawberry movement

Court questions constitutionality of Assembly Law

The Taipei District Court has suspended a case involving Lee Ming-tsung (李明聰), an NTU assistant professor and one of the initiators of the Wild Strawberry Movement (野草莓學運), who was charged under the Assembly and Parade Law (集會遊行法). The judge said a constitutional interpretation of the law was necessary before a verdict could be made in [...]

Assembly Law attacks freedom of speech

The Taiwan Association for Human Rights (台灣人權促進會; TAHR) and Forum Asia have released a joint statement calling on Taiwan to respect and protect freedom of assembly by dropping charges against two prominent human rights defenders and amend the Parade and Assembly Law (集會遊行法) in accordance to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). [...]

Freedom House report released in Taipei

Freedom House Map of Freedom for Asia in 2009. Green represents free, yellow partly free and purple not free. Freedom House released its Freedom in the World 2009 report with a press conference at the Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei today. The event was hosted by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. The 2009 report [...]

Wild Berry House opening

Students and supporters of the Wild Strawberry Movement celebrated the opening of Wild Berry House (野莓之家) in Taipei today. The office, located near Guting MRT Station in Taipei City, will serve as the new headquarters for the movement. The student’s round the clock sit in protest at Freedom Square ended on 4 January after almost [...]

Police, the law and human rights

Police take away the “Democracy classroom” on Christmas Eve in Taipei City A letter I wrote about police and human rights was published in the Taipei Times today. In the letter I mention that I have witnessed incidents before and after Chen Yunlin’s visit. The incident before was at the Car Free Day activity in [...]