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Taiwan High Court confirms life sentence for dismemberment of Canadian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Wednesday (Jan. 13) upheld the life sentence of an Israeli-American citizen convicted for the gruesome murder of a Canadian resident over a disput...

Taiwan High Court handles appeal against will of Evergreen Group founder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Thursday (Oct. 29) began hearings in the appeal by a son of late Evergreen Group founder Chang Yung-fa (張榮發) against a decision in favor of StarLu...

Taiwan Supreme Court ruling sets stage for murderer to once again face death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Supreme Court on Monday (Oct. 26) decided to revoke the life sentence for Chen Po-chien (陳伯謙), the defendant in the Huashan murder case. The ruling sends ...

Retired Taiwanese colonel jailed for being China spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired Taiwanese army officer has been sentenced to two years and three months in jail for supplying sensitive documents to Chinese intelligence and attempting to form ...

Convicts in dismemberment of Canadian brought back to Taiwan crime scene

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Friday (Sept. 11) brought the four convicted in the gruesome murder of an alleged Canadian drugs dealer in 2018 back to the scene of the crime to ...

Taiwanese murderer escapes death sentence in second trial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who raped and killed a female model in Taipei's Nangang District in 2017 avoided a death sentence in a second trial that concluded on Tuesday (June 23). In Fe...

Taiwan lawmaker to spend 2 years and 10 months in jail without losing salary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An independent lawmaker nicknamed the “King of Hualien” will have to spend two years and 10 months in jail for illegal stock market practices, but he will reta...

Tsai pledges reforms in letter to widow of murder victim in central Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has vowed to strengthen Taiwan's psychiatric care services while offering her condolences to the widow of a Taichung dentist murdered by a man with a history of mental...

Taiwan prosecutors appeal after second commutation for fatal train stabbing

Prosecutors filed an appeal Saturday after Chiayi District Court decided for a second time to commute the sentence of a man who fatally stabbed a railway police officer last July, on grounds of dimini...

Taiwan High Court scraps bail decision in police killing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a wave of public indignation, the High Court in Tainan on Friday (May 1) scrapped the decision to leave the suspect in the killing of a railway police officer fr...

Taiwan High Court hands activists jail terms for Sunflower Movement crimes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven activists who were charged with inciting supporters to break into the Cabinet building as part of the Sunflower Student Movement were found guilty on Tuesday (April ...

FAT chairman held incommunicado, bail revoked

The Taipei District Court ordered Thursday that Chang Kang-wei (張綱維), chairman of Far Eastern Air Transport Corp. (FAT), be detained and held incommunicado on charges of fraud and embezzlement. The...

N. Taiwan man who sexually assaulted, killed teenager avoids death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Tuesday (Dec. 24) commuted the death sentence of one of the five principal offenders who sexually assaulted and beat a mentally challenged teenage...

Mother of murdered girl asks Taiwan High Court to sentence killer to death in retrial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Claire Wang (王婉諭), the mother of the four-year-old girl who was decapitated 2016, on Tuesday (Dec. 24) asked Taiwan High Court judges to give the death penalty to the perp...

KMT candidate loses appeal against result of 2018 Taipei mayoral election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei High Court on Tuesday morning (Dec. 17) announced that it has rejected former Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung's (丁守中) appeal to have the 2018 Tai...