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Thousands protest soldier’s death case

APPEALS:The rally’s organizers called for independent involvement in the investigation and urged reforms to better protect members of the armed forces from abuse

By Rich Chang  /  Staff reporter, with CNA

On July 3, Hung suffered heat exhaustion during a training session and was sent to a military hospital in Taipei. He died at the hospital of multiple organ failure after efforts to resuscitate him failed.

The incident has sparked a public outcry, partly because of the circumstances surrounding Hung’s death, including that he was confined to detention barracks for an offense that only merited a reprimand.

Many have also criticized the military for what they perceive as its lack of urgency in handling the case and seeming disinterest in learning the truth behind why Hung was detained and how he was treated while in confinement.

Additional reporting by AFP

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