Lessons from Taiwan's 'White Terror' and why the island values its democracy more than ever

The Jing-Mei White Terror Memorial Park, which used to be a military detention centre during the "White Terror". PHOTO: NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM
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TAIPEI - "This was my VIP room," Mr Fred Chin said with a sad smile as he pointed to a damp and drab prison cell.

Leading a group of international journalists around a former military detention centre in Taipei, the 73-year-old remarked that he - like so many other political prisoners who had been held in the same facility - was "never treated like a human" there.

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