Tsai Vows to Open White Terror Files


President Tsai Ing-wen said she would press the National Security Bureau and other agencies to declassify major cases from the White Terror era as she presided over a ceremony in Taipei yesterday marking the exoneration of 2,006 political victims.

“We must strive to seek justice and restore historical truths,” she said at the event, which was organized by the Transitional Justice Commission to exonerate people persecuted during the White Terror era under the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) authoritarian rule.

Some of the victims attended the ceremony, while those who had died were represented by family members.

Pointing to lawmakers’ passage of the Political Archives Act on Thursday, Tsai said that regulations are now in place for the collection, review and declassification of documents on political cases.

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Taipei Times