Former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian granted medical parole

  • Taiwan’s former President Chen Shui-bian is being released from prison after he was granted a month of medical parole, media reports said.

    The justice ministry said it had granted him parole as he was suffering from several ailments that included brain degeneration. A decision to extend the parole would be taken at the end of the month, the ministry said.

    Chen, who was the president of Taiwan between 2000 and 2008, has completed six years of a 20-year sentence. He had been convicted for corruption and taking bribes.

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