(File photo, photo by reporter Luo Xinzhen)
[Reporters Luo Xinzhen, Cai Zongxian, Li Lifa/Pingtung Report] Saguliu, a well-known aboriginal artist who has won the National Literature and Art Award.
Sakuliu Pavavaljung was accused by two women on social media last year of being involved in a cloud of sexual assault suspicions. After in-depth investigation by the prosecutors, Sakuliu Pavavaljung believed that Sakuliu was involved in a serious case. This month, he was charged with obstructing sexual autonomy. public prosecution.
Saguliu was born in Dashe Village, Sandimen Township, Pingtung County in 1960. In 2018, he was awarded the 20th National Literature and Art Award as the winner of the fine arts category.
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In December last year, an artist posted a post on a social media platform "Small Town Story" using a story metaphor, accusing the Paiwan artist "Gulu Sa" who used his power and the trust of his clients to sexually assault a person who admired him and turned to him. The 19-year-old girl who was studying, then the community's "Northern Art" sparked a frenzied discussion, and another woman also claimed to have been victimized more than 10 years ago.
The Pingtung District Prosecutor's Office subsequently launched an investigation into the involved Sakuliu, who was originally scheduled to represent the Taiwan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in Italy in 2022, and was invited by Germany to participate in the Kassel Documents Exhibition every five years. In January this year, it was terminated by the North American Pavilion and the National Arts Association stopped sponsoring funds.
It is understood that it is not easy to investigate online accusations. Prosecutors have made unannounced and unannounced visits to various tribes. It took 9 months of perseverance, and more than 20 people were interviewed. They finally obtained key evidence. The suspects brought Sakuliu to public prosecution.
Sakuliu has been creating works in other counties and cities for many years, running in Pingtung County and Taitung County. It is temporarily impossible to know his own views on the prosecution; but he once issued a statement through Facebook "Sakuliu Studio" on December 23 last year, At that time, he emphasized that "I did not have the behavior alleged by the online article, and the process and details will be explained in detail during the judicial investigation."
Sakuliu made a statement via the studio's Facebook last year.
(taken from Sakuliu Studio Facebook)