NSB ACTIONS QUERIED: Lawmakers were told the NSB refuses to turn over documents related to the Lin family murders, Chen Wen-chen’s death and the Kaohsiung Incident
Date: Apr 09, 2019
By: Chen Yu-fu and Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The National Security Bureau (NSB) has listed files on allegedly politically motivated
cases as “permanently classified,” thereby denying the Transitional Justice Commission access, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Tuan Yi-kang (段宜康) said yesterday.
The Presidential Office should investigate whether the head of the NSB who approved the permanent classification of such documents abused their power, and to declassify or change the classification of the documents, he said.
During a meeting of the legislature’s Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee to review a draft political archives act, Tuan asked commission member Yeh Hung-ling (葉虹靈) whether it was having trouble obtaining documents from other agencies.
While the commission has been successful for the most part, it has faced difficulty getting access to files from the NSB on 21 cases since August last year, Yeh said.