Monday, December 8, 2014

Side-effect of Taiwan's 2013 military justice reform

Last year Taiwan quickly pushed through military justice reform legislation following the death of a recruit. One interesting aspect of the transfer of completed cases from the military justice system to the civilian system: no one convicted by a military court is required to serve more than 20 years' confinement. This has benefited a naval captain who had been sentenced to life imprisonment  for leaking classified information about the navy’s tender for the purchase of U.S.-built Osprey-class minehunters.

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