Saturday, December 13, 2008

Chen Released On Bail Following Indictment

Former President Chen Shui-bian, has been released on bail after being detained in Taipei for a month, is seen being greeted by supporters.

Chen has pursued continued Democracy and Independence from PRC which considers Taiwan a "renegade province" unlike the current President Ma Ying
-jeou, who has been accused of being concilliatory towards PRC and receiving his marching orders from Beijing.

While the allegations against Chen are indeed serious and if convicted, may result in him spending the rest of his life in prison, its important to be reminded that an indictment does not prove Chen is guilty of anything.

Chen denies the allegations against him saying that he is the victim of a political persecution by the ruling KMT, under the direction of President Ma.

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