Taiwan: He was tortured and innocently served 12 years in prison

For forty years, the Kuomintang has ruled Taiwan with a brutal authoritarian state. The processing is far from complete. It is all the more important that the victims tell their story. As does Fred Chin.

Antonia Marchhauser

Fred Chin is a slight man. The baseball cap and mischievous smile give the 72-year-old something youthful. It is the years of his youth that were taken away from him fifty years ago, right at this point. “My freedom, my future, my career, I lost all of that here in this place,” says Chin, looking around the bare room.

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