Declassifying files helpful for transitional justice: commission

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/04/13
By: Yu Hsiang and Frances Huang

Taipei, April 13 (CNA) The Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) said Saturday that it

Former DPP Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung attends a memorial service in 2018 to remember his deceased mother and twin daughters (CNA file photo)

expects that efforts to declassify secret files concerning several major political cases will help the commission’s investigation and come up with facts in a bid to push for transitional justice.

The major political cases eyed by the TJC include the murders of members of former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung’s (林義雄) family, according to the commission.

On Friday, Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu (陳菊) said on her Facebook page that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has instructed her and National Security Council (NSC) Secretary-General David Lee (李大維) to call a meeting for a possible declassification of political files related to the cases, at a time when Taiwan society is eager to know the facts.

According to the TJC, the National Archives Administration has made several attempts since 2000 to collect files concerning these cases but to no avail, and their existence was only discovered following the passage of the Act on Promoting Transitional Justice in 2017.    [FULL  STORY]

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