Former US representative visits Chen

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

Sat, Nov 10, 2012 - Page 3

Former US representative Tom Tancredo visited former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) in hospital yesterday and expressed his concerns about Chen’s health.

A former representative from Colorado, Tancredo, 66, arrived in Taipei late on Thursday and visited Chen at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital, accompanied by former Democratic Progressive party (DPP) legislator Chai Trong-rong (蔡同榮).

Tancredo later visited the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for details of Chen’s medical treatment, as well as the conditions of his incarceration.

Tancredo is scheduled to attend an evening concert — organized by several pro-localization organizations — at the 228 Peace Memorial Park in Taipei tomorrow as part of an event designed to show support for Chen, who is serving an 18-and-a-half-year sentence for corruption, and to protest what they call “the ordeal of Chen’s wrongful incarceration” on the fourth anniversary of his imprisonment.