Rally in Taipei calls for death penalty for ‘those who deserve it’ [VIDEO]

Focus Taiwan
By: Hsu Chih-wei and Kay Liu

Taipei, April 10 (CNA) A rally was held in Taipei Sunday to call for justice to be carried out by the government, which is seen to have reduced the use of capital punishment.

The conditions and environment in Taiwan are not right for scrapping capital punishment under the current laws, said the White Rose Social Care Association, which organized the rally in front of the Presidential Office.

Some 5,000 people joined the rally when it kicked off at 2:00 p.m., said the organizers who had hoped to attract 10,000.

According to the association, more than 10,000 people are serving life sentences in Taiwan’s prisons because of the government’s reduced use of capital punishment. However, the association said, the country does not have the budget or the manpower to educate and reform convicts.     [FULL  STORY]

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