Military punishes 14 officers over warrantless search

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-03-11
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 14 officers from the chief of the Political 6740782Warfare Bureau on down were disciplined for the warrantless search of the home of a man suspected of possessing confidential military documents, the Ministry of National Defense announced Friday.

On February 19, the Taipei Military Police Station visited the home of a man surnamed Wei who owned reputedly confidential documents from the White Terror era many decades ago. The era followed the 1947 uprising and repression known as the 228 Incident.

Wei’s daughter wrote online that the search had occurred without warrant and that her father had been coerced into signing a document agreeing to the incident. Her comments caused a firestorm of indignation about tactics which seemed to date back to Martial Law, the period before 1987.     [FULL  STORY]

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