Shih Ming-teh facts for kids
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|Chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party|
December 4, 1993 – March 23, 1996
|Preceded by||Hsu Hsin-liang|
|Succeeded by||Chang Chun-hung (acting)
|Member of the Legislative Yuan|
January 31, 1993 – January 31, 2002
|Minority Leader of the Legislative Yuan|
January 31, 1993 – January 31, 1996
|Born||January 15, 1941
Takao City, Takao Prefecture, Japanese Taiwan
|Nationality||Republic of China|
|Political party||Democratic Progressive Party (1986–2000)
Home Party (2007–)
Nori Shih (or Shih Ming-teh; Chinese: 施明德; pinyin: Shī Míngdé; Wade–Giles: Shih1 Ming2-te2; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Si Bêng-tek; born 15 January 1941) is a Taiwanese politician. He was once a political prisoner for 25-and-a-half years.
He was arrested at the age of 21 in 1962 and charged with creating the "Taiwan Independence League" (a study group) with the intention of overthrowing the Kuomintang government, Shih was sentenced to life imprisonment.
In 1984, while he was incarcerated, Polish politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Wałęsa nominated him for Peace Prize.
In 1994, he was elected leader of the legalized opposition Democratic Progressive Party.
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Front row, L-R: Shih, Lin Yi-hsiung, Hsu Hsin-liang in 1992
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