death penalty

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.

Condemn The Ministry of Justice’s Hasty Executions

Condemn The Ministry of Justice’s Hasty Executions

The Minster of Justice, Tseng Yung-Fu, signed the orders of the executions, killing the four death row inmates, Chang Chun-Hong, Chang,Wen-Wei, Hong Chen Yeow, and Ke Shi-Ming at a heat on April 30th. The families of them weren’t informed and were not able to meet the four people for the last time before they died.

AI condemned the execution of four prisoners

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Press Release
30 April 2010

Taiwan carries out first executions in five years

Amnesty International has condemned the execution of four prisoners by the Taiwanese authorities, the first since December 2005.

Chang Chun-hung, Hung Chen-yao, Ko Shih-ming and Chang Wen-wei were executed in prisons in Taipei, Tainan and Taichun on the evening of 30 April.

The executions come just two weeks after new Minister of Justice Tseng Yung-fu was reported as saying that his ultimate goal is the abolition of the death penalty.

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