- Posted August 9, 2013 by
Chanting:"No Truth, No Government!", "United for Taiwan, People get up!".
Right after 250,000 civilians rallied@Taiwan Presidental Palace to protest the death of army corporal Hung Chung-chiu (洪仲丘), who allegedly died from abuse while serving in the military. The Legislative Yuan immediately passed amendments to the Code of Court Martial Procedure (軍事審判法) and the National Security Act (國家安全法) that would transfer jurisdiction of all military criminal cases to the civilian judicial system during peacetime. Lawmakers hailed the vote as “historic” and said that the move would safeguard human rights in the military and enforce the principle of judicial monism.