State Repression Framework Outlined


The Transitional Justice Commission has outlined the operations of the former state security apparatus and its role in the oppression of Taiwanese in an update on the commission’s ongoing historical research.

Historical records showed that Chiang Kai-shek had intervened in 80 percent of cases where a military overturned an initial ruling and replaced it with punishments that were more severe.

The Transitional Justice Database has so far identified 21,257 victims of state violence, and the commission is making use of the platform to identify perpetrators, including military judges and administrators, along with political leaders.

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