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Activist acquitted on protest charge, pushes for reform

Taipei Times, page 3
By Loa Iok-sin / Staff Reporter

Human rights activists yesterday celebrated a court decision declaring Taiwan Association for Human Rights chairman Lin Chia-fan (林佳範) not guilty of violating the Assembly and Parade Act (集會遊行法), but continued to press for the law to be amended.

Walking out of the Taipei District Court building with a smile, Lin was greeted and surrounded by his cheering supporters.

Open Letter to the Government of Taiwan on the resumption of executionsunder the death penalty

根據日前新聞報導,台灣政府即將於國慶日後執行另一批死刑,雖然法務部長否認,但新聞報導的來源來自於法務部高層,且法務部長也不否認台灣會繼續執行死刑。

總部位於巴黎的國際人權聯盟(FIDH)及總部位於泰國曼谷的亞洲人權與發展論壇(Forum-Aisa)得知此新聞後,立即與其會員組織台灣人權促進會(TAHR)共同發出公開信給馬英九總統。(...閱讀信件全文中文翻譯)

Open Letter to the Government of Taiwan on the resumption of executions under the death penalty (click the link here to see the full-text document)

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