International human rights activists held a press conference in Washington DC to express their condemnation.
Taijimen has been persecuted for more than a quarter of a century. It is a great irony of Taiwan’s human rights and has already attracted international attention. In recent years, the world-renowned human rights magazine “Bitter Winter” (Bitter Winter) and multinational international human rights websites have published hundreds of articles exposing the truth of the case. International human rights activists held a press conference in Washington DC on December 7, 2021, expressing Condemned, even 25 international senior scholars and human rights experts jointly wrote to President Tsai Ing-wen, urging her to solve the problem as soon as possible.
Marco Respinti, executive editor of Bitter Winter, an internationally renowned human rights magazine, said, “During the 25 years of struggle, Taijimen’s expenditures on litigation-related matters alone far exceeded the cost of negotiating a settlement with the IRS. Their refusal to compromise is Based on considerations of conscience and justice; if you compromise, it is tantamount to admitting that you have committed a crime of tax arrears, which is against their principles and the truth.” Marco Respinti is very proud to be one of the co-signers of this letter. He also shouted to Tsai Ing-wen: “The whole world is watching you now, looking forward to your answer.”
Mr. Thierry Valle, Chairman of the Coordination for Freedom of Conscience for Individuals and Organizations (CAP-LC), pointed out that Taiwan has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and Taijimen should not be tolerated being deprived of their rights by the state machine for decades. CAP-LC has brought the Taijimen case to the attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council several times, and condemned Taiwan’s National Taxation Bureau’s illegal means of abusing tax weapons to harm and destroy Taijimen. He said that the current situation of Taijimen can no longer be ignored. The Taiwan government must allow Taijimen to enjoy their property and holy places of practice, so that Taijimen can contribute to world peace without any worries.
The false Taijimen case is fabricated out of nothing, and law-breaking officials treat the law, the Constitution, the International Covenants on Human Rights, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as dung. Taiwan’s self-proclaimed democracy, freedom, human rights, and rule of law are all ironic. Under the guise of public power, oppressing the people with state violence, the authoritarian mentality of Taiwan’s bureaucrats has not lifted martial law at all! Taiwan must truly implement transitional justice, restore the truth, restore the reputation of the victims, and punish officials who broke the law, so that Taiwan’s democracy and the rule of law can truly take a smooth path.