13 Nov 2008

US, Dutch officials to take closer look at Taiwan’s judiciary

... the foreign affairs spokesmen of the ruling and opposition parties in the Netherlands on Tuesday expressed concern to Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen during a session of the Dutch parliament about the spate of detentions in Taiwan. ...

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2008/11/13/2003428552

Attention!

I could not find any proof for the statements in this article. The questions are not included in the list of questions on the Dutch parliaments (Tweede Kammer der Staaten – General) homepage.

So always pay attention and try to check facts on your own.

Update!

People here are a bit slow, but now it is officially published:

2008Z06661 / 2080905020

Vragen van de leden Van Baalen (VVD) en Haverkamp (CDA) aan de minister van Buitenlandse Zaken over de arrestatie van oud-president Chen Shui-bian van Taiwan. (Ingezonden 13 november 2008)

1
Heeft u kennisgenomen van de berichten dat oud-president Chen Shui-bian en een aantal politici van de Democratische Progressieve Partij (DPP) op verdenking van ambtsmisbruik in Taipei zijn gearresteerd? 1)

2
Heeft u kennisgenomen van de open brief van een aantal Taiwanese en internationale rechtsgeleerden en burgerrechtenactivisten in de Taipei Times van 6 november 2008, waarin protest wordt aangetekend tegen politiek gemotiveerde arrestaties?

3
Bent u bereid de Kamer per brief nader te informeren over de kwestie Chen c.s.?

4
Bent u bereid, bij de huidige regering in Taiwan, aan te dringen op het toepassen van de beginselen van de democratische rechtsstaat bij het vervolgen van diegenen die worden verdacht van het plegen van ambtsmisdrijven?


1) Website De Telegraaf, 11 november 2008

Translation

Questions of the members of parliament van Baalen (Liberals) and Haverkamp (Christian Democrats) to the minister of foreign affairs about the detention of former president of Tawian Chen Shui-bian:

1. Are you aware of the detention of former president and a number of politicians of DPP under the suspicion of abuse of power in office?

2. Are you aware of an open letter by a number of Taiwanese and international legal experts and civil right activists published in the Taipei Times of 6. of November 2008 that is protesting against political motivated detentions?

3. Are you prepared to inform the chamber about further developments in the case Chen in written form?

4. Are you prepared to make pressure on the actual Government of Taiwan so that they follow the laws of a democratic constitutional state during their investigations against the persons that are under suspicion of abuse of power in office?



Taiwan is now on the watchlist. It might be that the European Parliament takes action too.

Mr. Ma: Big brother is watching you!

1 comment:

JensMueller said...

Have you already informed the editor of the Taipei Times?