Aug. 3 - Hundreds of thousands protest outside Taiwan's Presidential Palace over death of soldier who died after punishment for misconduct. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in front of Taiwan's Presidential Palace on Saturday to protest against the treatment of a soldier who died after being punished for misconduct.
24-year-old military conscript Hung Chung-chiu died of organ failure triggered by a heatstroke on July 4, 2013, days before his military service was due to end.
Hung was punished and held in solitary confinement for bringing a mobile phone with a built-in camera into his military base.
Hung's death triggered public outcry with defense minister, Kao Hua-chu stepping down after criticism of Hung's death.
In a news conference on Saturday, Taiwan's Premier Jiang yi-huah agreed to establish a military appeals committee in order to review military laws and punishment.
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