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Commission exonerates 1,270 people

TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE:Wu Sheng-jun, who was sentenced during the White Terror era, thanked the government for repealing convictions that had disgraced people

By Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

However, thanks to the transitional justice act, the convictions can be repealed after the cases are published by the authorities, the commission said.

Yesterday’s exonerees were mostly accused of espionage or rebellion against the government during the Martial Law era, the commission said, adding that the Executive Yuan had published their names in a gazette on its Web site.

The exonerations marked the first set in a series of three, with about 10,000 more people to be exonerated, Huang said.

While the first batch represented just a small step, Huang said he hoped it would prove to be a significant step for the quest for transitional justice.

Statistics released by the commission showed that 1,216 men and 54 women were exonerated yesterday, including 274 who were executed.

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