SIMPLE DEMAND:Hsu Hsu-mei, who is 71 years old, said she found out from the letter her father wrote before his execution that he only wanted justice for society
Date: May 08, 2016
By: Michelle Yun / AFP, TAIPEI
Growing up in Taiwan under martial law, Hsu Hsu-mei (許素美) knew almost nothing about her father,
only that he was executed for being a “thought criminal.”
She was five years old when her father, Hsu Chiang (許強), a doctor, was taken away on espionage charges during the White Terror political purge by the then-Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) regime.
Decades later Hsu Hsu-mei is finally learning more about his death from a “confession letter” her father wrote just before he was executed.
She is one of many White Terror relatives only now putting together the missing pieces of their loved ones’ lives as official files gradually open up.
The letter was discovered in government archives. [FULL STORY]