By: Christie Chen
“We are here to seek justice. We hope the Taiwanese government and police will find
out the truth about my son’s death so that he can rest in peace,” Nguyen Quoc Dong, father of the deceased Vietnamese worker, Nguyen Quoc Phi, said at a rally outside the Control Yuan attended by migrant workers and labor rights activists.
An emotional Nguyen Quoc Dong said he is a retired veteran who fought in the Vietnam War. Even during war time, soldiers do not shoot a fleeing enemy, he said, asking why the police fired nine shots at his unarmed son.
The police accused 27-year-old “runaway” worker Nguyen Quoc Phi of attempting to steal a car, but his father said he does not believe the accusation because his son did not know how to drive.
Nguyen Quoc Phi was shot dead by a police officer in Hsinchu County, northern Taiwan on Aug. 31, after police said Nguyen attacked the officer and a community watch officer who tried to stop him vandalizing and stealing a car. [FULL STORY]