By: Wang Yang-yu and Christie Chen
“We have not said we will not carry out the executions,” Chiu said. “We just want to be prudent in our implementation.”
The allegations of the ministry dragging its feet on the execution of death sentences are “not true,” Chiu said in response to reporters’ questions on whether the government planned to carry out the execution of prisoners currently on death row.
The issue arose as the Taiwan High Court earlier in the day commuted a death sentence to life imprisonment in a case of robbery and murder. [FULL STORY]