RUDE AND VIOLENT MEANS:In a rare show of solidarity, the major parties condemned Beijing’s handling of the Kenyan deportees case, saying that it had violated human rights
Date: Apr 16, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The Legislative Yuan yesterday released a joint statement, endorsed by all
party caucuses, denouncing Beijing’s “forced deportation” of Taiwanese from Kenya to China, which had “seriously infringed upon the basic human rights and the nation’s sovereignty.”
“The government has the responsibility to protect Taiwanese people’s safety and rights, which entail that any judicial procedure [that they are subjected to] should conform to international human rights standards,” the statement said.
“If extraterritorial crimes are involved, the suspects should be deported back to Taiwan for trial; if disputes over jurisdiction occur, negotiation should be the approach and international principles followed for reaching a solution,” it said.
It continued to slam the Chinese government for “forcing Taiwanese to be deported to China with rude and violent means that seriously violated human rights and personal freedom and also unnecessarily damaged China’s image among Taiwanese.” [FULL STORY]