Commission exonerates 1,270 people

TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE: Wu Sheng-jun, who was sentenced during the White Terror era, thanked the government for repealing convictions that had disgraced people

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 06, 2018
By: Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

The Transitional Justice Commission yesterday exonerated 1,270 people who were

President Tsai Ing-wen, center, oversees a ceremony at the Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel yesterday.  Photo: CNA

convicted after the 228 Incident, with commission Chairman Huang Huang-hsiung (黃煌雄) touting the move as “a small, but significant step toward realizing transitional justice.”

The commission held a news conference at the Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel, which was attended by people who were wrongfully or unjustly tried during the White Terror era, as well as family members of those who have died.

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Premier William Lai (賴清德), Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) and Control Yuan President Chang Po-ya (張博雅) also attended the news conference, which featured speeches by people affected by the 228 Incident and the White Terror era.

Chung Yi-jen (鍾逸人), 98, said he was arrested during the 228 Incident when he was 26 for trying to protect his hometown of Taichung against the “corrupt” officials and troops Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) sent from China, who “bullied and slaughtered” Taiwanese.

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