By: Huang Li-yun and Chi Jo-yao
Taipei, Nov. 22 (CNA) Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Thursday
that a man who allegedly incited online for someone to kill Kuomintang (KMT) Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has been questioned by the police and the case passed on to the local prosecutors office.
The man, surnamed Chao (趙), was identified as an engineer living in Taipei City who allegedly posted on PTT Nov. 14 “The people of Kaohsiung have sworn to take revenge and kill Han Kuo-yu,” the CIB said at a press conference Thursday.
PTT is one of the most popular bulletin boards in Taiwan.
The police launched an investigation and quickly found the 47-year-old suspect, who may have violated Article 305 of the Criminal Code by threatening to cause injury to others, Commander Lin Chien-lung (林建隆) of the CIB’s 9th Investigation Brigade said. [FULL STORY]