Township head hopes to move on after wrongful conviction

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/17
By: Lee Hsien-feng and Christie Chen

Taipei, May 17 (CNA) A township chief in Hualien County said Sunday she 201505170016t0001wants to move on with her life, after a court recently granted her state compensation for a wrongful conviction.

The Taiwan High Court’s branch in Hualien ruled on May 7 that Chang Huai-wen (張懷文), head of Shoufeng Township, may seek NT$405,000 (US$13,313) in state compensation for the mental anguish and loss of reputation and freedom that she suffered as a result of a wrongful conviction and detention in a case of alleged bribery.

Chang was detained for 135 days, from September 2010 to January 2011, on charges of giving nine pearl necklaces to voters prior to an election.     [FULL  STORY]

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