COLD CASES:The DPP’s Wellington Koo said that unsolved controversial cases should be reopened and solved to help bring about transitional justice
Date: Jan 19, 2016
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Legal reforms and transitional justice are likely to be priorities for the New
Power Party (NPP) in the new legislative session, NPP legislator-elect Hung Tzu-yung (洪慈庸) said yesterday.
She and members of the Judicial Reform Foundation accompanied Wang Tsai-lien (王彩蓮), the mother of Chiang Kuo-ching (江國慶), to petition the Taipei District Court to order the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office to file charges against former minister of defense Chen Chao-min (陳肇敏) for his role in Chiang’s wrongful execution.
“I believe I bear certain responsibilities, which I am obligated to complete — just like today’s case, the issue of human rights within the military is something I will work hard on in the future,” said Hung, the sister of late corporal Hung Chung-chiu (洪仲丘), who rose to prominence after her brother’s controversial death in July 2013, just days before his discharge from compulsory military service. [FULL STORY]