Charges Filed in Tokyo Against Taiwanese MP for Injury to Shinto Priest During 2009 Demonstration at Yasukuni Shrine

Charges Filed in Tokyo Against Taiwanese MP for Injury to Shinto Priest During 2009 Demonstration at Yasukuni Shrine
Yomiuri Shimbun: 靖国でデモ・神職けが、台湾の立法委員書類送検
11:46 AM August 11, 2011

Charges were filed at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Public Security Division on the 11th against Taiwanese legislator Kao Chin Su-mei (May Chin) (age 45). She is suspected of injury and intimidation to Shinto priests trying to restrain a demonstration she led at Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda protesting the enshrinement of Taiwanese there who had served in the Japanese military.

According to the police announcement, on August 11, 2009, Representative Kao Chin led approximately 50 people in a protest at Yasukuni Shrine. They clashed with 6 priests who attempted to prevent them from entering the temple grounds, and one priest’s right hand was lightly injured, intentionally so according to the charges.

A Japanese veterans’ organization made a formal accusation in May 2010. Because Representative Kao Chin lives abroad, it would be difficult to try her in court.

Kao Chin Su-mei, formerly a Taiwanese actress, was first elected to the Legislative Yuan in 2001. She has gone to Yasukuni to protest Taiwanese soldiers’ enshrinement there 5 times since 2002.






(2011年8月11日11時46分 読売新聞)

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