Shih said he “reasonably suspects” that more than one of the attorneys who defended the political prisoners in court was a KMT spy.Shih has arrested as one of the Kaohsiung 8, prominent activists who put together a mass demonstration on Human Rights Day in Kaohsiung in 1979. They were defended by Frank Hsieh, Chen Shui-bian, and Su Tseng-chang, among others, all DPP heavyweights. It was Shih who led the KMT demonstrations in Taipei against President Chen Shui-bian a few years ago. He has just published a book and appears to be drumming up publicity for it.
“I’ve said earlier that Hsieh was a KMT spy, and now I suspect that Chen, Su and Chang were also undercover KMT agents because the DPP did not make public all the state files about the incident, and could not provide me with information about the incident when I asked for it,” Shih said.
Shih said he was convinced spies were involved, not only because several former intelligence officers had said so, but also because Hsieh did not seem very eager to defend his name.
“If you [Hsieh] were a mercenary working for a foreign regime in its repression of the opposition at the time, then you are a traitor to Taiwan,” Shih said.
“I’ve said it openly before and it’s a very serious accusation against you, Mr Frank Hsieh, so you should have filed a [slander] lawsuit [against me],” he said.
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