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Taiwan court rejects train crash compensation case against Japan’s Sumitomo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court on Thursday (Dec. 9) ruled against a NT$612.11 million (US$22.09 million) compensation claim by the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) against ...

Taiwan High Court spares life of single mother convicted of killing her kids

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Thursday (Nov. 11) spared the life of a single mother convicted of killing her own children, overturning a lower court’s death sentence and ...

Taiwanese mother who murdered own children to be re-sentenced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A single mother who appealed the death penalty she received for killing her two children last year will be re-sentenced in a second trial on Nov. 11. According to prose...

Taiwanese director sentenced to 4 years for sexual assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Film director Doze Niu (鈕承澤) faces four years in prison for sexual assault after the Supreme Court rejected his final appeal Wednesday (Sept. 29). While shooting a movi...

Taiwan court upholds life sentence in Huashan Grassland murder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Wednesday (Sept. 8) confirmed a life sentence for the archery teacher found guilty of raping, killing, and dismembering a female student at Taipei...

Taiwan Supreme Court upholds sentences in grisly insurance fraud case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Supreme Court on Tuesday (Aug. 31) upheld the prison sentences of a father and son who participated in the suicide of their respective wife and mother in order ...

Italian man faces 2-year jail term in Taiwan, deportation for attempted robbery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Italian man who tried to rob a Hi-Life convenience store in New Taipei City with a pair of scissors will be deported after he serves two years in prison, the Supreme Co...

Supreme Court upholds verdict for Filipino fisherman who killed eight

Taipei, May 21 (CNA) Taiwan's Supreme Court recently upheld a life sentence for a Filipino fisherman who killed eight people and injured another two on board a Taiwanese fishing vessel in 2019. ...

Taiwan Supreme Court confirms life sentence for dismemberment of Canadian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Israeli-American citizen will have to spend his life in prison for the gruesome murder of a Canadian resident over a drug-related dispute following a decision by the Su...

Taiwan High Court increases prison sentences for attackers of Hong Kong bookseller

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Tuesday (April 20) handed out prison sentences ranging from six to eight months to three men for attacking Hong Kong bookseller and democracy acti...

Truck driver involved in Taiwan train derailment forged construction photos in 2015

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The driver of a crane truck believed to have caused the tragic train accident in eastern Taiwan on Friday (April 2) tried to forge photos in a construction report in 2015,...

Taiwan High Court sentences man to 17 years for railway police killing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court overturned a not-guilty verdict for the suspect accused of killing a railway police officer on a train at Chiayi Station and sentenced him to 17 year...

Taiwan president’s attorneys deny defeat in Ph.D. court case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A statement by media personality Dennis Peng (彭文正) that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) had lost a Taiwan High Court case over the authenticity of her Ph.D. from the London S...

Ex-manager sentenced to pay Taiwan’s Foxconn compensation for kickbacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former senior deputy CEO at iPhone maker Foxconn Technology Group will have to pay the company compensation totaling US$773,744 for having accepted kickbacks, a court ru...

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...