Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sentencing shift in Taiwan

With last year's shift of cases from the military justice system to the civilian courts, there is some evidence that Taiwanese sentences will be less draconian than they previously were. For example, in this embezzlement case, the military court handed down a sentence of 14 years' confinement but the civilian court sentence was two and one-half years. In this spying case, life imprisonment was changed to 18 years.

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