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  1. News - China

    Taiwan says former president Chen Shui-bian attempted suicide with towel

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 02:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Taipei Taiwan’s imprisoned former president Chen Shui-bian tried to kill himself but was stopped by guards, the Justice Ministry said on Monday. A ministry statement said Chen used a towel to try to kill himself on Sunday night in a bathroom at Taichung prison in central Taiwan. It did not elaborate on how the towel was employed. Without commenting on any ...

  2. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Return of Chen Shui-bian a dilemma for opposition party in Taiwan

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... for opposition DPP Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party has been caught on the horns of a dilemma by the request of imprisoned former president Chen Shui-bian to return to the party ... against the party if Chen were reinstated, former DPP legislator Lin Cho-shui questioned the efforts by Chen loyalists to orchestrate his return. "Welcoming him back is tantamount to putting ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Rights group urges release of Chen Shui-bian from prison

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... RIGHTS GROUP CALLS FOR RELEASE OF CHEN SHUI-BIAN A US-based human-rights group expressed grave concerns on Wednesday over the reportedly deteriorating health of Taiwan's former president, Chen Shui-bian, who is serving an 18-year sentence for corruption. In an open letter to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, the president of the Formosan Association for Human Rights urged ...

  4. News - China - CRIME

    Mainland to return Chen Shui-bian shooting suspect to Taiwan

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to be returned 'soon' The mainland is expected to soon return a Taiwanese suspect involved in the controversial election-eve shooting of then Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian in 2004. Tang ... to stage a show to fool the public and that the bullets that injured Chen Shui-bian and Lu were not from the guns he made. Tang also claimed that both he and Chen Yi-hsiung were scapegoats. ...

  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    US seizes two homes linked to Taiwan’s Chen Shui-bian

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 04:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US authorities have seized two residences worth US$2.1 million bought by the family of Taiwan’s jailed ex-president Chen Shui-bian with alleged bribe money, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. The condo in Manhattan and a home in Virginia had been owned by Chen’s son, but US authorities believe they were purchased with bribes paid to his ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan’s jailed ex-leader Chen Shui-bian has ‘severe depression’

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 07:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan’s jailed ex-president Chen Shui-bian is suffering from “severe” depression and requires psychiatric treatment, a hospital said on Thursday. Chen was convicted of bribery in 2009 and is serving a prison term of 17 years and six months, while facing several additional graft charges stemming from his time as president between 2000 and 2008. ...

  7. 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 ... to prison, with several people scuffling with police when one tried to jump onto the vehicle carrying Chen. Some shouted 'Chen Shui-bian, innocent', and called for him to be given parole ...

  8. News - China

    Taiwan's ex-president’s prison term extended

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 01:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan’s former president Chen Shui-bian, jailed for corruption in 2009, has had his prison term extended by 18 months to 20 years due to a further bribery conviction. Chen, 62, was already serving an 18 1/2-year term for corruption and money-laundering convictions relating to his 2000-2008 presidency- charges he says stem from a vendetta by the current ...

  9. News - China

    Taiwan’s ex-president transferred to prison hospital

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 03:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan’s ailing former president Chen Shui-bian has been transferred to a prison hospital to continue serving his 20-year jail term for corruption, the justice ministry said on Friday. Chen was taken to a hospital for inmates in central Taiwan early on Friday from a public hospital in Taipei, where he had spent several months being treated ...

  10. News - China

    Taiwanese prosecutor indicted for covering up gambling

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 02:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... top officials in recent years, including ex-president Chen Shui-bian who is currently serving a 20-year jail term on multiple graft convictions. The government in 2010 set up a new watchdog ...




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