Ex-Taiwan president sues Han Kuo-yu

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian filed a defamation lawsuit against Kuomintang (KMT) party presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu on Friday (January 3) at Taipei District Prosecutors Office.

In a Facebook video posted on December 30, the ex-president deplored Han’s interpretation of the 3-19 shooting incident in 2004. In a televised presidential debate on December 29, Han had said Chiou I-jin, secretary-general to the president in 2004, arranged the attempted assassination to boost Chen’s chances of re-election.

Chen also accused former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou and media personality Sisy Chen of defamation. The pair worked for the KMT campaign office during the 2004 presidential election and claimed at the time that Chen was behind the shooting.

Chen denounced Han for picking at a 15-year-old scab. He added that in addition to suing Han, he would also sue Sisy Chen and Ma for defamation.

Chen was sent to prison for corruption after leaving office in 2008 but was released in 2015 to undergo medical treatment. Over the past five years he has refused to attend court for health reasons, yet Apple Daily pointed out he appeared to be in good form when lodging the lawsuits on Friday.



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