Suspects detained for vandalizing Japan-era statues at school

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/29
By: Elizabeth Hsu and S.C. Chang

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) Two suspects were detained Monday evening on charges of vandalizing a pair of lion-like stone statues in front of a Taipei elementary school that they said were “guarding the souls of dead Japanese soldiers.”

Shilin District prosecutors initially decided to release former Taipei City Councilor Lee Cheng-lung (李承龍) and accomplice Chiu Chin-wei (邱晉芛) on NT$50,000 (US$1,658) bail each.

But the two refused bail even though their friends came up with the money to secure their release, according to the prosecutors, who then requested and received the court’s permission to detain them on the grounds that they might flee.

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