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  1. Chen Shui-bian returns to prison after treatment

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung Jailed former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian returned to prison yesterday after a week of hospital treatment for cardiac problems. 'He has completed all necessary medical checks and relevant treatments, and doctors found him fit to return to prison,' said a spokesman for Taipei Prison, where Chen is serving a 17 1/2-year term for graft. Chen was taken ...

  2. Chen's son off to work instead of going to jail

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung The convicted son of jailed ex-Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian started his 546 hours of community service yesterday in lieu of a three-month prison sentence for perjury. The work was considered relatively easy for the US-educated Chen Chih-chung (pictured), as he was asked to teach English and help code library publications at Kaohsiung prison in southern Taiwan ...

  3. Taiwan's court strips Chen's son of position

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com The son of Taiwan's jailed former president, Chen Shui-bian, has been stripped of his position as a city councillor in Kaohsiung after being sentenced on Wednesday to three months in prison for perjury. Chen Chih-chung, 32, said yesterday he was the victim of political purging, claiming the verdict 'was a pre-written script and a pre-arranged ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Officers inflicted 117 injuries on detainee who later died, court finds

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Three men guilty of causing serious bodily harm in 'subduing' Chen Chunan, who died next day Officers inflicted 117 injuries on detainee Three prison ... for sentencing. Lin said jail sentences would be considered. Sobs and murmurs broke were heard in court when the verdict was handed down. The court heard that the 33-year-old detainee, Chen Chu-nan, had ...

  5. Watchdog probes disappearance of 40,000 files after Chen resigned

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... missing when Ma's predecessor Chen Shui-bian stepped down in 2008. The revelation alarmed Taiwanese lawmakers and the public because the missing files, especially the classified ones, could ... Chen stepped down in May 2008. 'We launched the check because the former president was found to have taken away a large number of classified files when he resigned,' Lo said. A total ...

  6. Swiss return US$21m from Chen accounts

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Swiss authorities returned US$21 million to Taiwan from accounts held in the names of the family members of disgraced former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian (pictured). The funds- deposited in Merrill Lynch Bank (Suisse) and the Royal Bank of Scotland in Switzerland by Chen's son, Chen Chih-chung, and daughter-in-law, Huang Jui-ching- were frozen ...

  7. DPP officials vote to invite detained Chen back into party fold

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian may rejoin the Democratic Progressive Party after an intense power struggle within the pro-independence group. The move is expected to deal a blow to party chairwoman, Tsai Ing-wen, who has tried to distance the party from Chen since his December detention over corruption. In a dramatic development yesterday, 15 ...

  8. Chen has no stomach for bread after hunger strike

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei First he would not eat. Now former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is complaining about the food he is eating. 'I had two pieces of bread for lunch and another two for dinner yesterday. Today I have to do the same because of the extended hearing. Is that a humane way to treat people?' he asked at a pretrial hearing yesterday. Chen, who faces ...

  9. Justice must be seen to be done at Chen trial

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The high-profile corruption case against former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian and his family is a tragedy for the island's democracy. It took another turn for the worse yesterday when his wife, Wu Shu-chen, admitted money-laundering and forgery. But she denied the more serious charges of bribery and embezzlement. Chen's case has already polarised the island's ...

  10. Chen denied delay of graft trial

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian lost the first battle to clear his name against corruption charges yesterday when Taipei District Court rejected his ... the court-hearing procedures,' Judge Huang Chun-ming said. He said the three-day hearing would proceed on Monday. The ruling came a day after one of Chen's lawyers, Shih Yi-lin, filed a motion ...




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