Court acquits student leader over Executive Yuan siege

The China Post
Date: April 11, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Wei Yang (魏揚), a student leader accused of inciting other students to storm and occupy the Executive Yuan three years ago, was acquitted by the Taipei District Court on Monday.

Another 11 defendants in the same case were sentenced to three to five months in prison for damaging public property and disrupting public services, which can be commuted to fines.

The court ruling after despite Premier Lin Chuan (林全) had dropped most criminal charges against the 126 students who occupied the Executive Yuan in March 2014.

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