Spanish Surfer Stabbed by Fishermen in Kenting


#141

To criminally prosecute someone you dont need a lawyer, you need to have luck so that the prosecutor handling your case is ambitious or career responsible. If you go to a lawyer he or she will take your money for sure though.
For the civil case you can do it yourself or you can hire a lawyer that for a high fee will help you.


#142

I’m not saying that you need to hire a lawyer to represent you as this is a criminal case, what I meant is, why not counsel a lawyer who is fluent in either English or Spanish to understand the situation better? Like you can ask them what the fuck was going on that they didn’t conduct a search etc.

Good to know that interpreters were available.


#143

Maybe at the beginning, when I already had one and at that time he helped a bit giving me some light, but at this stage it´s all in the Court´s hands.


#144

Yes, you are right and this behavior is endemic in Southern Taiwan. Those honeymoon foreigners always insisting how friendly everyone is and that Southern Taiwan is so much more representative of local culture should get a free stab with the knife from some blue slipper DPP-Hoklo hillbilly and subsequent investigation courtesy of the Pingtung County Police Bureau.

If you were local, police would have probably sided with whomever they believe comes from the locally more powerful/prominent/influential family and conveniently lost all paperwork of the case once some compensation money had been paid.

Police being too close with local communities sure lets me reminisce the good old days of the Taiwan Garrison Command, where personnel had no ties to the local community and had an extra eye on blue slipper wearing barbarians.

That being said, the fact that the prosecutor is prosecuting the case shows that the justice system works overall.


#145

The day I went to the police to give my testimony (they compressed it in half a page, told me to go at 12 but they arrive at 4, tried to convince me that the stabbing to the heart was made with the 8 cm diameter circle of the weapon, asked me if I was willing to negotiate with the attackers and denied my request to investigate further on witnesses etc… while giving me angry faces) me and my wife and wife´s family left the police station having no doubt that some cop(s) was/were friends with a family member of the attackers. My wife´s uncle who is a retired cop in Kaohsiung agreed to this conclusion as well.
Cops here in Taiwan are quite corrupted, this judgment is based also on other experiences and they are very unfairly prejudists when it comes to foreigners.
Now the judicial system is a much different field as judges and lawyers based their job in the Law that has been established. I hope for the sake of the people that the judicial system in Taiwan is as robust and fair as it is supposed to be. For now I do not have an experience to give an opinion on this.


#146

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#160

i’m just not sure why you haven’t got any media involved… its a sad fact but loss of face here gets shit done.


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