Shih Ming-teh

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Shih Ming-teh

施明德
Shih Ming-de 2006 Depose Abian.jpg
Chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party
In office
December 4, 1993 – March 23, 1996
Preceded byHsu Hsin-liang
Succeeded byChang Chun-hung (acting)
Hsu Hsin-liang
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
January 31, 1993 – January 31, 2002
ConstituencyTainan
Minority Leader of the Legislative Yuan
In office
January 31, 1993 – January 31, 1996
Personal details
Born (1941-01-15) January 15, 1941 (age 78)
Takao City, Takao Prefecture, Japanese Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party (1986–2000)
Home Party (2007–)
OccupationPolitician
Websitehttp://www.nori.org.tw/
Shih Ming-teh
Traditional Chinese施明德

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.

Shih served as the chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party from 1993 to 1996. He was a member of the Legislative Yuan from 1993 to 2002.

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.