On Nelson Mandela day, experts and Tai Ji Men dizi discussed freedom, transitional justice, and the fight for human rights.
The laws (plural) exist to affirm the supreme law (singular) of justice. They failed to do so in the case of Tai Ji Men.
When criminal cases become a show and prosecutors manipulate the media, the human rights of the defendants are irreparably affected.
On July 13, 2007, the Supreme Court of Taiwan found Dr. Hong and his co-defendants innocent of all charges. But the Tai Ji Men case continued.
Read by Rebecca Wang, a Tai Ji Men dizi (disciple), on July 18, 2022, during the webinar “Tai Ji Men: The Road to Freedom,” and forwarded to international leaders in the religious liberty field.
Who Stole Their Youth? The Tai Ji Men case in Taiwan. A story of suffering, resilience, and protest written and directed by Massimo Introvigne.
The Tai Ji Men case is a distressing example of Taiwan’s failure to live up to its democratic promises.
French history proves that countries with democratically elected Parliaments can nonetheless abuse human rights. This is true for Taiwan, too.
Several countries have recognized that democratically elected Parliaments and serious human rights violations may unfortunately coexist.