Did You Know That …?
- The Green Island Human Rights Cultural Parks stands on the site of a detention center operated during martial-ruled Taiwan. Prisoners were stripped of personal freedom and subjected to force labor, interrogation, and "psychological reformation.” The Park is now a national initiative for implementing transitional justice.
- One of the main functions of the Park is to repair and preserve damaged White Terror era artifacts, including over a dozen seashell paintings made by prison artists. Most of the sea urchin spines or small abalone shells used in the artworks were found by using mesh wire to sift small shells or scavenged during low tide.
- The Park also includes a permanent exhibition displaying dozens of photos on the political prisoners confined on Green Island. Though originally taken as political propaganda, these photos still depict life as it were on the prison island. Persecuted cultural figures such as the late writer Yang Kui (楊逵) can also be spotted among the photographed figures.
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