Advocates demand more government action on ‘transitional justice’

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/02/27
By: Lu Hsin-hui, Claudia Liu and S.C. Chang

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Some 300 members of human rights and other civic groups marched through several historical sites in Taipei on Monday in commemoration of the Feb. 28, 1947 uprising that was brutally suppressed, calling for more government action to realize “transitional justice.”

Among them was Cheng Ching-hua (鄭清華), executive board member of a foundation dedicated to the memory of his brother Nylon Cheng (鄭南榕), urged the government to enact a law on transitional justice and set up an agency to implement its policy goals.

Nylon Cheng, a pro-democracy activist who founded the Freedom Era Weekly, died after setting himself on fire in support of freedom of speech in 1989 at the age of 41.    [FULL  STORY]

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