By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
President Ma Ying-jeou was met with strong protests from human rights
activists outside the Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei as he presided over an award ceremony organized by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy Thursday morning.
Sunita Danuwar was awarded with the 2015 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award for her role as a leading social activist in Nepal. Once a victim of human trafficking, Danuwar is the founding member and chairperson of Shakti Samuha, the first non-governmental organization sheltering human trafficking survivors in Nepal.
Both local and Hong Kong activists staged their protests against the government for repatriating four Chinese dissidents who sought political asylum in Taiwan earlier this year. [FULL STORY]