PAROLE CONDITIONS RELAXED:Taichung Prison said that the former president can meet and great his old friends in a private room during a fundraising dinner event
Date: Jun 04, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff writer, with CNA
Former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) is planning to attend a fundraising dinner for the
Ketagalan Foundation in Taipei tonight, despite Taichung Prison advising against his attendance, Chen’s son, Chen Chih-chung (陳致中), said, adding that his father would comply with all of the preconditions of his medical parole set by the judicial authority.
Although Taichung Prison said in a press release yesterday that it would be “inappropriate” for Chen Shui-bian to attend the fundraising event because of its political nature, Chen Chih-chung yesterday told media in Kaohsiung that his father “would definitely go to Taipei to attend the fundraising dinner held by the Ketagalan Foundation,” saying that the dinner was not a political event.
“He will do so, in order not to cause trouble for the judicial authorities. We see the matter as a medical issue, and it should not be mixed up with politics,” Chen Chih-chung said. [FULL STORY]