There are many unbelievable things in Taiwan's judiciary system, especially in Taipei. For example, at a time they had no evidence against Chen Shui-bian, prosecutors from Taipei Prosecutor Office held a press conference and swore, in front of the public, that they will all resign if they can't place charges on Chen before a specified time.
I thought that is enough to show how low the quality of Taipei's prosecutors can get. I was wrong.
In a celebration of the 63rd Law Day (司法節), a day (Jan. 11th) established in 1943 to mark the judicial independence of ROC (from interventions of other countries), Taipei District Prosecutor Office arranged a show on the stage to humiliate the accused, the former President Chen Shui-bian, who is still under THEIR OWN ongoing investigations. Check out how they played out the humiliation:
Presecutor Chang An-chen (張安箴) played the role of a criminal on the stage. When she was cuffed, she raised her hands and shouted,
"The court police beat up people!"
"I want to have wounds examed!"
These acts mimic Chen Shui-bian when Chen was detained last year.
The entire room -- full of judges, attorneys, prosecutors and lawyers, probably several hundreds of them -- brought into laughters.
Prosecutor Deng Chiao-ling (鄧巧羚) also participated in this insulting play. She is the prosecutor who asked heavy punishment of 10-year jail time for former Investigative Bureau chief Yeh Sheng-mao (葉盛茂).
The director behind this act of mocking scheme is Ching Chi-jen (慶啟人), the Chief Prosecutor of Taipei District Prosecutors Office. She was the prosecutor who went to Swiss and Singaporean authorities for help in Chen Shui-bian's accused overseas money laundering case (see here and here) . She is said to be one of those who leaks private information of this on-going case.
When asked about the mocking show, she replied,
"This show more or less expresses the warm side of those prosecutors and their strong stand on justice"
Uhhh ??? Can anyone elaborate what she's talking about ?
It's a mystery how these prosecutors can turn the exercise of the law into an entertainment, in the expense of humiliation of the current accused. Are these people mentally ill ? Psychologically handicapped ? Or simply haven't reached the age of maturity yet ?
With the prosecutors having the mindset like that, how can we rely on their hands to have the justice served ?
More (most in Chinese):
- 司法節慶祝大會 檢察官扮陳水扁被押娛樂眾檢座，全場笑呵呵！(lots of photos)
Law Day Celebration, Prosecutors Play Chen to entertain, all laugh
- 學阿扁戲碼 女檢上銬喊「司法迫害」
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- 皇后演 A 片
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- 司法節慶祝大會 檢察官模仿阿扁
Law Day Celebration, Prosecutors Mock Ah-bian
Who Murdered the Judiciary!
- 慶祝司法節 施茂林期勉貫徹司法民主
- Judicial group calls for reforms