New report links state forces to death of 1980s activist Chen Wen-chen

Democracy activist Chen Wen-chen (陳文成), who was found dead on a university campus in Taipei in 1981, is believed to have been murdered, and state security forces were most likely involved, according t...

Coalition petitions Taiwan president to pardon death row inmate tortured into confession

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One week after Taiwan saw its second execution during the tenure of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), a coalition of NGOs, lawyers, and academics sent her a petition for a pre...

National Security Bureau to continue declassifying files from Taiwan's martial law era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Security Bureau (NSB) will continue its declassification of political archives to be used in probes into the wrongdoings of the Kuomintang nationalist governm...

Proposed UN resolution would support Sudan's peace efforts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed U.N. Security Council resolution would replace the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s restive Darfur region with a U.N. political and peace-buildin...

El Salvador reconciliation law vetoed over impunity fears

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — President Nayib Bukele said Friday he has vetoed a national reconciliation bill approved earlier this week by lawmakers, arguing that it would result in impunity for c...

Taiwan president orders archives regarding martial law-era government atrocities to be declassified in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Classified political archives held by the national security agency are to be declassified and made accessible to an investigation committee within one month, said Presiden...

Taiwan Transitional Justice Database launched on eve of 228

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Transitional Justice Database was launched on the eve of the 73rd anniversary of the country's biggest uprising against corruption — the Feb. 28 massa...

Civil and student groups march in Taipei ahead of 228 Incident anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 40 civil and student groups marched on the streets of Taipei Saturday afternoon (Feb. 22) in commemoration of the 228 Incident – the island-wide suppressio...

Taiwan Transitional Justice Commission to continue work

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When the Transitional Justice Commission (促進轉型正義委員會) reaches the end of its mission in May, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) will extend its mandate by at least one year, repo...

KMT government might have been behind martial law-era homicide of Taiwanese dissident's family: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new report concerning the triple homicide of family members of prominent Kaohsiung Incident dissident Lin Yi-hsiung (林義雄) suggests that the authoritarian Kuomintang (KMT...

Taiwan legislature passes NT$2.1 trillion 2020 budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Legislative Yuan on Monday (Jan. 20) approved the government’s 2020 budget of about NT$2.1 trillion (US$70 billion) in its final interim session. After cutting prop...

Democracy prevails in Taiwan

After a year of extensive and grueling political contention, Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has won the presidency for a second term, garnering 57.1 percent of the vote, while ...

Taiwan, Germany sign agreement on promoting transitional justice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With a letter of intent (LOI) inked in Berlin on Thursday (Dec. 12), Taiwan and Germany are looking to expand their collaboration to promote transitional justice. In ad...

Martial law victims urge young people to cherish Taiwan's hard-won democracy

Survivors of atrocities committed during Taiwan's period of martial law on Saturday (Dec. 7) exhorted younger generations to cherish the country's hard-earned democracy at a ceremony to mark t...

Intelligence reports on Taiwan's Kaohsiung Incident declassified

A series of intelligence reports on the Kaohsiung Incident, a government crackdown on pro-democracy protesters Dec. 10, 1979 have been declassified but not yet released for public consumption, an inde...