Activists campaign at the Control Yuan in Taipei with a life-sized placard of Taiwan’s oldest death row inmate Wang Xin-fu. Photo: AFP
Activists campaign at the Control Yuan in Taipei with a life-sized placard of Taiwan’s oldest death row inmate Wang Xin-fu. Photo: AFP
Taiwan

Taiwanese death row inmate’s case turns focus on use of capital punishment

  • Campaigners say Wang Xin-fu, the island’s oldest death row prisoner, was wrongly convicted for the murder of a policeman in 1990
  • Although relatively progressive, Taiwan retains the death penalty and the sentence has remained popular

Topic |   Taiwan
Activists campaign at the Control Yuan in Taipei with a life-sized placard of Taiwan’s oldest death row inmate Wang Xin-fu. Photo: AFP
Activists campaign at the Control Yuan in Taipei with a life-sized placard of Taiwan’s oldest death row inmate Wang Xin-fu. Photo: AFP
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