Date: Aug 13, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Chinese dissident Gong Yujian (龔與劍), who supported the Tiananmen democratic movement in 1989 and came to Taiwan with a tour group late last month, is said to have sought political asylum in the nation.
The news was first broadcast by Radio Free Asia on Monday, through which 38-year-old Gong said he has decided to seek political asylum in Taiwan after more than 20 years of harassment and threats from Chinese security agencies.
Taiwan Association for China Human Rights chairman Yang Hsien-hung (楊憲宏), who worked with the Taiwan Association for Human Rights in assisting Gong to stay and seek asylum, told the Taipei Times that Gong has met Wuer Kaixi and Yan Peng (燕鵬), two other exiled Chinese dissidents in the nation, and the two have confirmed Gong’s status as a person subjected to political persecution. [FULL STORY]