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TAIWAN: Executions Elicit Fears of Authoritarianism

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Taiwanese activists and human rights advocates ushered in the New Year with promises to prevent "a return to authoritarianism" and bring justice to the families of prisoners who were executed just before Christma

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Ellen m (215)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:26 am
Sounds like their "Justice" Minister wouldn't have minded pulling the trigger himself given the oppertunity.
Hopefully February will bring about some just change to this corrupt system and those involved...thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 5:47 am
Thanks for the article.

Winn Adams (179)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:41 pm
Disgusting and despicable.

Kenneth Davies (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:50 pm

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:36 pm
Disgusting. Thanks Cal

Bruno Moreira (61)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:45 pm
noted thanks.

Ro H (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:55 am

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Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:17 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:13 pm

Edgar Zuim (47)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:08 am
Authoritarianism does not work anywhere and will never work. Dialogue works.

Syd H (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:46 am
If you commit a vile crime like murder, then you should expect to pay the ultimate price.
My congratulations to the Taiwanese government for ensuring that criminals are not allowed to breath the oxygen and use food which is needed by decent people. More governments should follow the Taiwanese example.

Mike m (9)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 11:45 am
Cowards. And Syd. You are either a coward or a coward apologist. Which?

Syd H (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 10:13 am
@ Michael M.
Regrettably, it is people such as yourself who are the Cowards and coward apologists. It is cowardly to turn the other cheek and allow killers to walk free to kill again and again. It is also a cowardly act and an insult, to force a victims family and friends to PAY through their taxes, to keep their loved ones KILLER safe and in comparative luxury in prison for a few years.
Governments and individuals who stand up for the rights of honest, decent people to live in peace, without the danger of being slaughtered by recidivist vicious thugs, are BRAVE, not cowardly.

Klaus Peters (14)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 5:56 am
I am in 2 minds about this. A ruthless murderer deserves the death penalty, if proven 100% guilty, especially crime against women, who cannot defend themselves against a gang as we recently saw in Delhi (India). I think it is wrong to execute political prisoners who have never harmed a human being in their life; they only practiced free speech, which should be the right of every person on this planet.
I do agree with Syd Henley, our views are similar and this is not only about Taiwan.
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