The News Lens
By: Mo Tz-pin
It has been three years since Tama Talum was arrested for illegal hunting. His fight continues.
The Indigenous Youth Front on Oct. 24 launched an online campaign calling on the government to immediately pardon an ailing aboriginal man accused of illegal hunting and amend laws to protect the rights of indigenous peoples.
Arrested in 2013, Tama Talum was supposed to start serving his jail term last December after being found guilty of illegal hunting, but the Taitung Prosecutors Office postponed his sentence after Prosecutor-General Yen Da-ho (顏大和) filed an extraordinary appeal to the Supreme Court. Tama Talum has been waiting for the Court’s final decision since then.
Tama Talum suffers from pneumonia and was hospitalized after he lost consciousness on Oct. 20, the Chinese-language United Daily News reports. [FULL STORY]