Ex-president’s attendance at dinner broke no parole rules: prison

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-05
By: Liao Jen-kai and Evelyn Kao, Central News Agency

Taipei, June 5 (CNA) Former President Chen Shui-bian’s attendance at a dinner celebrating the establishment of a foundation in Taipei Saturday did not violate the provisions of his medical parole, a chief prison official said Sunday.

Chen, who is a founding member of the organization, showed up in a VIP room adjacent to the main venue of the dinner hosted by the Ketagalan Foundation for about two hours to receive supporters, while on release from jail on medical parole that was granted in January last year.

Chen’s visit to the dinner did not violate his parole regulations, prison warden Huang Wei-hsien said, adding that a detailed assessment outlining all the facts will be released and submitted to the Ministry of Justice’s Agency of Corrections Monday.

According to the prison’s medical care staff who accompanied Chen on the visit, the disgraced former president did not violate the conditions of his medical parole, Huang said.     [FULL  STORY]

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