ONGOING BATTLE:The appeal is the latest in a drawn-out legal battle between the Ministry of National Defense and family of late intelligence officer Yen Hsien-chun
Date: Mar 14, 2016
By: Chang Wen-chuan, Lo Tien-fu and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporters, with staff writer
The Ministry of National Defense is appealing a January ruling by the Taipei
District Court that ordered the ministry to pay the family of late intelligence officer Yen Hsien-chun (閻獻君) for interest owed on missed compensation totaling NT$1.7 million (US$51,593).
In 1956, then-19-year-old Yen was dispatched to Hong Kong by her superiors in the Military Intelligence Bureau, infiltrating China to conduct covert missions against its government.
According to her brother Yen Chung-nan (閻崇楠), Yen Hsien-chun was recruited the previous year, when her family was evacuated to Taiwan from the Dachen Islands (大陳群島) off the coast of China’s Zhejiang Province.