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2016/11/17 | Edward White

BREAKING: Singapore Court Denies Last Minute Bid to Stop Execution

Eleventh-hour bid to stay the execution of a Nigerian man in Singapore has been dismissed by the court.

2016/10/16 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Questioning Capital Punishment in Japan

The time has come for truly meaningful discussions on whether Japan should keep executing prisoners.

2016/10/06 | Mo Tz-pin

Film Festival Highlights Debate over Death Penalty in Taiwan

A group opposed to capital punishment hopes to raise awareness on the controversial issue through films and after-screening discussions.

2016/10/05 | Edward White

UK Experts in Taipei to Convince Taiwan to Drop Death Penalty

Recent calls from local activists and the international community for Taiwan to abolish the death penalty have fallen on deaf ears.

2016/10/05 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Subway Murderer’s Lawyer Believes More ‘Random Killings’ Likely

The lawyer of the man who killed four people on the Taipei subway in 2014 is bracing himself for more ‘random killings’ in Taiwan.

2016/08/31 | TNL Staff

Four More Taiwanese Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Death in Indonesia

The four could join the more than 40 individuals who could be executed by the end of 2017.

2016/07/30 | Bin Liang

Corruption and the Death Penalty in China

A lot of attention has been paid to President Xi’s resolution to eliminate the persistent corruption problem that plagues the CCP. Much less noticed are recent changes to laws regarding corruption, in particular the application of the death penalty in corruption cases.

2016/07/27 | Olivia Yang

Indonesian Authorities Say 'Time is Approaching' for More Executions

The first round of executions in the country since last April will reportedly take place later this week, and many are calling for a halt.

2016/07/11 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Fighting for the Innocent on Death Row in Taiwan

'There are records of the torture – no one can believe it, but it happened, it is very serious.'

2016/06/28 | Edward White

FEATURE: Clock Ticks as Indonesian Execution Spree Looms

Hope and Hypocrisy: Despite fighting for the freedom of hundreds of its own citizens facing the death penalty abroad, Indonesia looks set to carry out a spate of executions of foreign nationals. Can international and local activists force the populist Jokowi administration to change its course?

2016/03/29 | TNL 編輯

Human Rights Groups Denounce Malaysia for Hanging Murderers

As the decapitation of a toddler in Taiwan yesterday angers the public and heats discussion over the death penalty again, Amnesty International has denounced the execution of three men in Malaysia. The Malaysian judicial officials hanged three men to death only two days after informing their families, which was condemned by the Amnesty International for overlooking human rights and adequate process in the legal system.

2016/03/10 | TNL 編輯

Taiwanese Film Accepted in Cannes Film Festival Raises Discussion in the Death Penalty-Supporting Circle

A Taiwan short film about the death penalty has been accepted in the Cannes Film Festival. While foreign countries have been calling upon the abolishment of the penalty in Taiwan, many Taiwanese still do not accept the idea.

2016/02/01 | Zou Chi

Three Taiwanese Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Death in Indonesia

The Indonesia government been cracking down on drugs since President Joko Widodo took office in 2014. However, this is the first time Taiwanese criminals have been sentenced to death in Indonesia.

2015/08/24 | Yang

Taiwan President Ma Will Not Abolish The Death Penalty

Ma says that a total of fifty people were executed in three years he served as the Minister of Justice and that, "The death penalty won't be abolished, but will be implemented carefully."