Unrecorded 228 victims to receive justice, Tsai says

STILL ATTENTIVE: ‘We will never forget and we will not stop’ seeking the truth, seeking those accountable and promoting education, President Tsai Ing-wen said

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 28, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The government is seeking to identify potential victims of the 228 Incident who were previously unrecorded,

President Tsai Ing-wen, right, talks with Kenneth Wang, leader of an overseas group of 228 Incident victims’ relatives, at the Presidential Office in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday, adding that a new report on the brutal crackdown would be issued later this year.

Tsai made the remarks while receiving an overseas group of family members of victims.

In her address to the group, she said that victims’ families have long been concerned about the progress of transitional justice, adding that without their reminders, the government would not be able to honestly face the important event in the nation’s history and reflect on it, nor would there be any progress.

Since the beginning of Taiwan’s democratization, the government has made a series of efforts to implement transitional justice, including admitting its wrongdoing, issuing apologies to the victims of the Incident, launching investigations and offering compensation, Tsai said.    [FULL  STORY]

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