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Hung’s death caused by power ‘corruption’: Ma

ACTON ACTION:Ma cited part of Lord Acton’s quote that ‘absolute power corrupts absolutely’ in his warning to civil servants to strive to prevent other such incidents

By Stacy Hsu and Rich Chang  /  Staff writer and staff reporter, with CNA

Kao said there were no obvious injuries to Hung’s body.

Military prosecutor Lee Yung-chi (李詠祺), who is in charge of criminal investigation of the case, told reporters that Hung’s body did not have any significant injuries

Lee said that initial findings indicate that Hung died from heat stroke. He added that the official autopsy report would be released in two or three weeks.

Meanwhile, the soldier’s supporters have launched an Internet protest.

“The Citizen 1985 Action Ally” plan a rally in front of the main building of the defense ministry on Saturday afternoon, and called for people who have ever experienced abuse during military service to join the protest.

The organizers of the rally plan to have attendees perform split jumps (交互蹲跳), push-ups and other physical requirements of military training in front of the ministry. They will also simulate Hung’s confinement.

The organizers also proposed that a candlelit memorial service in Hung’s honor be held at the Freedom Square of National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in the evening.

The military has announced that it intends to punish 27 army officers, including three-star Commander General Lee Hsiang-chou (李翔宙), following Hung’s death, with further investigations ongoing.

Additional reporting by staff writer

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