INJURED PROTESTERS:Attorneys said they are seeking restitution of about NT$10.06 million from the Taipei City Government on behalf of 30 alleged victims of violence
Date: Sep 16, 2015
By: Hsiao Ting-fang / Staff reporter
Attorneys volunteering to represent people who participated in the Sunflower movement
protests last year against the government’s handling of the cross-strait service trade agreement yesterday submitted a petition to the Taipei City Government asking for state compensation on behalf of 30 alleged victims of state violence.
Taipei Deputy Commissioner of Legal Affairs Lin Shu-hua (林淑華) accepted the petition on behalf of the city government.
Last month, Lin Ming-hui (林明慧) won a lawsuit accusing the state of violence after he sustained a head injury after being apprehended by police officers in a protest in front of the Executive Yuan on March 24 last year.
Lin Ming-hui had filed an administrative lawsuit against the Executive Yuan, the Taipei City Government, the National Police Agency and the Taipei Police Department for violating the Act Governing the Use of Police Weapons (警械使用條例). [FULL STORY]