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National Human Rights Museum unveils Jingmei pavilion

2018-05-18
  • National Human Rights Museum unveils Jingmei pavilion

    National Human Rights Museum unveils Jingmei pavilion

    Culture minister Cheng Li-chiun (2nd from right) and Premier William Lai (2nd from left) attended the opening ceremony on Friday. (CNA photo)

The Jingmei pavilion of the National Human Rights Museum was officially unveiled on Friday in Taipei. The event took place one day after the Green Island pavilion opened its doors on Thursday.

 

Both museums are located in areas where political prisoners were jailed during the White Terror era. This was the period of martial law between 1947 and 1987 when political dissent was brutally crushed by the Kuomintang party-state.

 

Premier William Lai said at the opening ceremony that the museum serves as a reminder for the government to not repeat past mistakes and to protect human rights in Taiwan.

 

Culture minister Cheng Li-chiun said the museum shows Taiwan presents itself as a country that is willing to face and reflect on its historical scars.