The China Post
Date: December 25, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) Saturday delivered public remarks for the
first time since his release from prison on medical parole.
Chen — who was handed a 20-year sentence for a string of corruption charges shortly after leaving office in 2008 — made a short speech at the opening of his daughter’s dental clinic in Tainan.
The former president was joined by Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德), as well as others, as he cut the ribbon to open the clinic.
Questions had been raised over Chen’s appearance at the event, as the former president is barred from giving public speeches of a political nature or at political events as part of the conditions of his release.
Taichung Prison officials stated after the event that whether Chen had violated conditions of his medical parole would be “evaluated.” [FULL STORY]