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Civic group urges Taiwan to decriminalize marijuana

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Civic group Green Wave (綠色浪潮) on Sunday morning (April 17) held a press conference outside of Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to urge the country to decriminalize...

Taiwan Investigation Bureau warns of multi-layered scheme to spread false news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A large number of false social media accounts have been creating and spreading false news in Taiwan, the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) warned on Friday (...

Taiwan launches price gouging investigation into restaurants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An interdepartmental task force has been formed to conduct an investigation into price gouging allegations in the dining industry following a public outcry. The Ministr...

Taiwanese man taken from quarantine facility by debt collectors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has withdrawn a quarantine violation fine against a man in central Taiwan after he proved that he was taken from his quarantine location by a...

Taiwan to mandate condemned inmates wear hoods during executions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is amending rules regarding the death penalty, mandating that death row inmates wear hoods during executions to reduce the mental bu...

South Korean couple fined NT$300,000 for quarantine violation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Korean couple who came to Taiwan in February were fined a total of NT$300,000 (US$9,969) for violating their quarantine amidst the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) ...

Taiwan president petitioned to pardon death row inmate tortured into confession

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One week after Taiwan saw its second execution during the tenure of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), a coalition of NGOs, lawyers, and academics sent her a petition for a pre...

Australian police investigate Taiwan KMT official amid bribery allegations involving Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Ministry of Justice (MOJ) official on Thursday (Jan. 9) confirmed that Australian police had sought to verify the identity of a Kuomintang (KMT) official for his alleged...

Illegal money transfers linked to Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing underground transfers of overseas money totaling NT$100 billion and investigating if it is linked to campai...

Taiwan arrests suspect for watch robbery during day trip to Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police in Taichung have arrested a man who robbed watches during a day trip to Hong Kong, earning him the nickname “Taiwanese Chan Tong-kai” (陳同佳) as his case ...

Poll results show few people in Taiwan satisfied with judicial reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Results of a poll conducted by Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ) show that only 27 percent of people were satisfied with the judicial reforms that had been implemen...

Taiwan and Poland sign judicial agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan and Poland signed a judicial agreement on criminal matters in Taipei on Monday (June 17), according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). MOFA announced on Wedne...

Taiwan refuses extradition cooperation with Hong Kong over human rights issues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s judicial authorities have made it clear that any extradition cooperation between the country and Hong Kong will not materialize before human rights concerns...

Taiwan's justice ministry mulling tougher charges in fatal drunk driving cases

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) said Sunday it is considering a law amendment that would allow charges of voluntary manslaughter in drunk driving cases that result in death, following two road fatalitie...

Chen Chu calls for prudence over practice of death penalty in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Whether or not the Taiwanese authorities should execute those who are sentenced to death has been hotly debated over the past couple of months, due partly to a number of b...