Conscript shouts for help at prosecutor's office
By Jenny Wang ,Special to the China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- In a strange, puzzling episode in Taoyuan, a conscript with a history of mental instability screamed for help in front of the city's military prosecutor's office yesterday morning, accusing the military of trying to kill him.
August 10, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
After the screaming continued for more than 10 minutes, Shi Sheng-de (史勝德), the chief procurator of the Military High Court, sent three soldiers to help calm him down in the reception room and investigate whether he had been wronged in the meantime.
Lo Shao-he (羅紹和), the spokesman of the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that the conscript serves in a detention center of a military court in Northern Taiwan. He first showed signs of mental instability after reporting for duty on May 20, according to the MND.
The military court sent the conscript to the Taoyuan Armed Forces General Hospital after the incident occurred. The military has informed his family members about the situation.
The MND has requested that the military court investigate whether the unit had disciplined the conscript improperly, or if there were other possible reasons for his outburst.