By: Matt Yu and William Yen
Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) More than 1,000 people who were wrongly convicted during a brutal crackdown following an islandwide anti-government uprising in 1947 were absolved of any crime on Wednesday, according to the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC).
A total of 1,056 names were included on the latest list of exonerations published on the TJC website. Among them, 70 were provided by the 228 Memorial Foundation and are eligible for government compensation.
The exonerations come one day prior the 72nd anniversary of the 228 Incident that occurred in 1947.
The 228 Incident refers to a brutal crackdown by the then-Kuomintang government, headed by former President Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石), after the anti-government uprising. [FULL STORY]