Death penalty off the table at judicial reform meet

The China Post
Date: February 14, 2017
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The conveners of a national conference on judicial reform said Monday that the pardoning of ex-President Chen Shui-bian and the abolition of the death penalty would not be up for discussion.

The conference’s deputy convener, Chiu Hei-yuan (瞿海源), said the first conference would largely focus on aggregating issues from private organizations and society.

Chiu made the announcement at a press conference with fellow deputy convener, judicial Yuan President Hsu Zhong-li (許宗力).

The conference is being set up by the Presidential Office and comes after a campaign pledge by President Tsai Ing-wen to reform a judicial system that has long been perceived as unfair to ordinary people and partial to the rich.    [FULL  STORY]

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