By: Elaine Hou and Ko Lin
Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Flogging will not be adopted as a form of punishment for drunk drivers and other
criminals because it is incompatible with mainstream international views on human rights, a minister without portfolio responsible for digital policies said Tuesday.
“No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment,” Tang Feng (唐鳳) said on her Facebook page, quoting a Ministry of Justice response to a recent online proposal that flogging should be imposed as a legal punishment in Taiwan.
The proposal, submitted on the National Development Council’s (NDC) Public Policy Network Participation Platform, went online for public review in late October.
By Nov. 3, it had received more than 5,000 votes of support. [FULL STORY]