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Defense minister pledges reform

TIME TO ACT:While the defense minister listed flaws in the handling of the death of corporal Hung Chung-chiu, Hung’s family reiterated they want the truth, not money

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

“We have always said that the truth, not money, is all we want,” she said in Greater Taichung.

She urged the ministry not to “shift the focus of the case.”

Hung Tzu-yung said that the family has examined the autopsy report, which was completed by a forensic expert yesterday. The report stated that her brother’s death was a result of “human error” rather than an accident, as the ministry had previously claimed.

Civilian and military prosecutors subpoenaed witnesses and defendants yesterday for questioning.

The Supreme Military Court’s Prosecutors’ Office yesterday summoned three witnesses, including Major Shih Yung-yuan (石永源) of the Army’s 542nd Brigade.

Tai Wen-liang (戴文亮), spokesperson of the Taoyuan District Prosecutors’ Office, said the office is conducting an investigation on missing video footage at the detention facility where Hung was detained, trying to confirm whether the footage had been deleted and who deleted it.

Additional reporting by Mo Yan-chih

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