DPP Su visited President Chen at the Pei-De Prison Hospital
According to Central News Agency (Taiwan), DPP Chair Su was able to visit President Chen along with a few other DPP officials. Su states that although the space given to President Chen is large but the actual medical care is lacking, not in accordance with the recommendation by the Veteran Hospital doctors. Su found President Chen extremely unsettled with little trust in the Pei-De Prison Hospital.
President Chen told Su that so far he only got to see an orthopedics who was on call. He could not sleep because there is patrol every 15 minutes and one security even sat by his bed side. The bath room is also under surveillance.
Over 100 supporters, mostly members of Alliance for Safe Guarding Taiwan (ASGT), gathered outside of Pei-De, calling for the release of President Chen. Su met with the leader of ASGT, Prof. Ting-Kuay Tsay, who demanded Su to take real actions to save President Chen, including blocking Legislation Yuan until Chen's release. Su promised to try hard but the decision was up to Ma's administration.
Su called on Ma again to release President Chen to home care in accordance with the recommendation issued by the doctors at the Veteran General Hospital.
The prison authority of the Taichung Prison declined to comment on the condition of President Chen. Note that the Taichung prison is the largest prison in Taiwan, while the Pei-De Prison Hospital is a prison clinic within the Taichung Prison.