Wednesday, March 21, 2012

THRAC Letter on the A-Bian Situation

Dear THRAC members,

Below are the English and Chinese language versions of the letter which you , as members of THRAC, sent to President Ma yesterday. We express our deep concern about the conditions under which he is held, their impact on his health, and urge President Ma to pardon him. We shall continue to pursue this concern.

You can always add your own personal letter to this, and write President Ma and the Minister of Justice Tseng Yung-fu at the following addresses. You can also send a card or letter of support to A-bian in prison.

Eng Letter on a-Bian Situation Mar 19 Letterhead

Contact Information:

總統 馬英九


President Ma Ying-jeou
Office of the President
Republic of China (Taiwan)
No. 122, Sec. 1, Chongqing S. Rd.,
Taipei 10048, Taiwan (ROC)

President's Website: - you can use the "contact us" button on this website to send an email message

Minister of Justice Tseng Yung-Fu
法務部, 台北市, 重慶南路一段130號
Taipei 10048 Taiwan

You can write to Chen Shui Bian at this Taipei Prison address:

No.2 , HongDe New Village, GueiShan Siang, Taoyuan County, Taiwan 33307
33307, 台灣桃園縣龜山鄉宏德新村2號 , 陳水扁

Monday, March 19, 2012

THRAC 2012 Annual Meeting

THRAC New Executive Committee

The THRAC Annual Meeting on March 10 was attended by about 60 people. The new executive committee list of nominees was elected, but we failed to obtain a  successful nominations for an additional women member. The annual meeting  empowered the Executive Committee to add an additional woman member when such a candidate is found.  The new Executive Committee has not yet met to assign specific responsibilities to members. The members are:

Nick Chen 陳孟廷 Nick has been an active  member of THRAC since 2010 and was service team leader for the March 10 events.  He is graduating from McMaster in Biochemical Engineering in April.  New member.

N.L. – N. has been a member of Amnesty International since 2008 where she helped organize various human rights campaigns. Through her participation in Formosa Foundation training programs, N. gained great experience in working for Taiwan and human rights. New member

Dr. Scott Simon (in Ottawa) – Scott is  professor of sociology and anthropology at University of Ottawa, and director of the University of Ottawa Taiwan Studies Program. New member.

Rev. Michael Stainton Michael has been a member of THRAC since 1992 and President since 2007.  

So Cheng-hian 蘇正玄 Cheng-hian has been a member of THRAC since 1992 and served on the board for many years. He does all of THRAC’s Chinese statements and translation work.

Austin Yan 顏立哲 – Austin has been on the THRAC board for the past two years, serving as vice-president and and MC during the annual meetings. He’s a McMaster University student in his third year of studies, and developed THRAC’s website.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

THRAC Annual Meeting Notices

The THRAC Annual Meeting will be coming up on March 10, 2012. The dinner (which includes your THRAC membership fee) is $40 for adults and $25 for students, and will follow our Workshop on "Working for Taiwan and Human Rights"! See the notices below:

Invite your friends!
2012 AGM English 2012AGM Chinese