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‘Hsichih Trio’ found not guilty again

By Vincent Y. Chao / Staff reporter Sat, Nov 13, 2010 -Taipei Times Page 1

After 19 years, three men accused of brutally murdering a married couple had their names cleared once again yesterday and walked free after a retrial found them not guilty in light of a new forensic report.

The latest verdict was reached yesterday morning by the Taiwan High Court and immediately left a family member of the two victims expressing frustration, requesting that prosecutors launch a Supreme Court appeal.

ID card issue

No change in ID card fee: MOI

By Loa Iok-sin / STAFF REPORTER
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 - Page 2

Despite complaints from the public about the need to pay a fee every time anyone changes their address on the national ID card, the Ministry of the Interior yesterday said it was unlikely to change the format of the ID cards at the moment, but did not rule out making changes at some point in the future.

Forty death row inmates might be executed

Forty death row inmates might be executed
2010/05/29 13:42:59

The Constitutional Court on Friday rejected an application for a constitutional interpretation submitted by a group advocating the end of the death penalty, paving the way for the execution of the 40 convicts on death row. The first ones could be killed as soon as next week after four executions took place in late April -- the first since December 2005.

The Judicial Yuan called a press conference later Friday to explain why the petition was not accepted.

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