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2019-07-15 | 公共電視

Former Political Prisoners Protest Revised National Security Law|政治犯上凱道 批國安5法"白色恐怖2.0"

Many congregated at the Jing-Mei White Terror Memorial Park to protest against the latest amendment to the National Security Act, which they believe, does not clearly define its boundaries and could incriminate people for simply voicing their support for unification.

A large number of former political prisoners, some are wheelchair bound, have congregated at the Jing-Mei White Terror Memorial Park to voice their protest against the latest amendment to the National Security Act. They said that the new law reminds them of the White Terror era. The protestors listed one of the articles in the new law, which states that those who help any organization in China can be subject to more than 7 years of imprisonment as well as fines of up to NT$100 million. However, there is no clear definition of what an organization is, and this allows the government to incriminate anybody who travels frequently between Taiwan and Mainland China without proper evidence.

The statement allows the incrimination of anyone who helps an organization in China. Actually, anyone could come into contact with an organization linked to the Communist Party of China. Take (Taipei Mayor) Ko Wen-je, for example. He recently took part in the Shanghai-Taipei Twin City Forum, he could be said to have broken the law according to the revised act. When average citizens travel to China, the travel agencies that provide them with some good treats could be administered by the CPC.

81-year old Huang Ying-wu once took part in an underground organization, and served 8 years in prison in 1967. He believes the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is adopting the same strategies as the KMT back in the early days when they were opposing the CPC, which is a deviation from the spirit of transitional justice. He believes close cross-strait relations is vital for the life of people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

Technically speaking, it is underground organization work. Me along with 20 others were arrested for opposing the KMT (during the White Terror era). Many of my friends were imprisoned, a violation of Article 2-3. Therefore, we believe what the DPP is implementing today is absolutely wrong, and we're very angry about it.

Many have come to the Presidential Office building to hand in their petition. These victims during the White Terror era said that there were members of the DPP who protested along with them when they opposed the KMT back in that era. They have called on the DPP to retract the articles implemented in the revised National Security Act. The presidential office accepted their petition but did not give any response.

政治犯們坐著輪椅,在白色恐怖紀念碑廣場,抗議近期立法院修正通過的「國安5法」,讓他們擔憂白色恐怖再起,因為像是國安法第2條之一第一款,大幅提升為中國發展組織的刑責,從5年以下有期徒刑,加重為7年以上,而且罰金最高可處1億元,可是法條中「組織」的認定模糊,他們質疑只要兩岸往來頻繁的人民,都可能會被扣上「國安紅帽」。

台灣地區政治受難人互助會監委主任 吳俊宏表示:「不得為大陸地區組織,(其實)你到大陸區,隨時會碰到哪一個大陸的個人單位,都是跟共產黨有關係啊!像柯P去雙城論壇,那他也會觸法,那一般民眾你去旅遊,說不定旅遊社給你招待,旅遊社也是共產黨(底下的組織)。」

像是現年81歲的黃英武,就曾經參與地下組織,在民國56年入獄服刑八年,他認為民進黨正走上國民黨戒嚴時期的反共路線,這和推動轉型正義違背,而且現在的人民生活已經離不開緊密的兩岸關係。

白色恐怖政治犯 黃英武表示:「嚴格是地下工作啦,我們就是秘密在反抗他們(國民黨),我們差不多20幾個人,一起被逮捕,大部分都被判二條三,所以我們認為,對我們前輩來講,今天(民進黨)在實施這個東西,是倒行逆施,我們很憤怒。」

一行人推著輪椅、步行到總統府側門遞交陳情書,白色恐怖受難者表示,當年反抗國民黨威權時,民進黨也是和他們走上街頭抗爭,呼籲民進黨撤回國安5法部分修正條文,總統府公關室收下陳情書後沒有給予回應。

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