In Taipei, Bruce Linghu (令狐榮達), director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Department of North American Affairs, said that overseas missions in Chicago and Latvia, which handles Taiwan’s affairs in Estonia, were informed of the arrests of the son and father.
The ministry’s staff at the representative office in Latvia have visited Alex Tsai, he said.
Staff at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the US were scheduled to visit Gary Tsai the previous weekend, but the visit was delayed because of an administrative error, he said, adding that they would visit him soon.
Linghu said the father and son were both safe and have hired attorneys.
He added that the ministry would ensure that they receive fair treatment.
Additional reporting by Shih Hsiu-chuan