Concerns in Taiwan as execution moratorium comes to an end with no new safeguards

The Taiwanese government issued a moratorium on the death penalty in 2006. This has now come to an end, and pro-death penalty judges have sentenced at least 15 men to death in the last year alone. This is despite concerns that the Taiwanese legal system remains ‘immature’ and that safeguards remain few. The government has in the past admitted to the execution of innocent individuals and had to compensate families. Read a BBC News report here…

Death penalty dilemma dividing Taiwan

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