(原文在此)IFJ Condemns Police Attack on Documentary Maker in Taiwan
The International Federation of Journalists condemns a violent attack on an independent documentary film maker by police in Taipei yesterday.
According to the Association of Taiwan Journalists (ATJ), an IFJ affiliate, documentary film maker Chen Yu-ching was set upon by police after filming protests on November 4 at the Grand Hotel, Taipei, over the visit of a mainland China government envoy.
A group of police officers reportedly forced her into a police vehicle and detained her for over an hour at Yuanshan Precinct police station, after she refused to produce her identification.在她拒絕出示身分證件後, 一群警察強迫將其押進警車內並留置於圓山派出所超過一小時
The ATJ reports that Chen sustained heavy bruising in several places and was later examined in hospital to rule out serious injury.
The visit of the envoy from mainland China to meet with negotiators from Taiwan’s government has sparked protests at the Grand Hotel and elsewhere in Taipei, prompting a heavy police presence.
Chen was reportedly visiting a friend in the vicinity when she saw the protesters and began filming. Chen said that many others were also taking photographs and filming.
“This violent attack raises grave concerns for independent reporting in Taiwan,” said IFJ Asia-Pacific.國際記協對暴力攻擊表示憂心台灣的獨立報導.
“There can be no excuse for this kind of heavy-handed interference in reporting.””沒有任何藉口可以合理解釋這種暴力干預”國際記協表示
The IFJ joins the ATJ in condemning the police attack on Chen and demands an immediate investigation into this interference in Taiwan’s media.
For further information contact IFJ Asia-Pacific on +612 9333 0919
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