“I stand against the death penalty because….. life itself can be unforgiving enough.”
A photo blend made on my iPhone of my profile and an old photo found of my paternal grandfather Shen Huansheng, who was executed during the Chinese civil war by the rival Kuomintang in July 1949 in east Guangdong, China, for his role as propaganda cadre in a Chinese Communist Party guerilla army unit. He was shot in a mass execution after being imprisoned as the Kuomintang soldiers killed their prisoners while retreating towards Taiwan.
It looks like a prison photo bearing a name and date, possibly his prison photo from Malaya where he had been imprisoned by the British for leftist activities in the late 1940s, before he chose to be deported to China and then joined the Chinese Communist guerillas in the mountains near our ancestral village of Gaoshang, Taoyao, in Meixian, east Guangdong in southern China.
He was killed at age 38, just a couple of years older than I am now, leaving behind his young wife and five children in Malaya. To our knowledge, he did not get to leave any final words. @chiyin_sim / Sim Chi Yin / VII
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