Date: Jun 18, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter, with CNA
A group of doctors yesterday decried a Taichung Prison directive that requires former president Chen
Shui-bian (陳水扁) to present medical records issued by doctors outside his medical team, saying the move has infringed upon Chen’s freedom to choose his medical staff.
The prison on Thursday issued a directive that Chen, who is on medical parole from a 20-year jail sentence for corruption, has to apply to the prison for leave when he wants to go outside his residence, after the former president violated several restrictions imposed by the Taichung Prison while at a fundraising dinner in Taipei last month.
Chen should present a diagnosis report from a second medical team when he next requests a medical parole extension, the directive added.
Chen’s three-month parole period is due to expire on Aug. 4. [FULL STORY]