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Taiwan: Six more executions signal cruel about-turn on death penalty

Headline Title:  Taiwan: Six more executions signal cruel about-turn on death penalty 19 April 2013 Taiwanese authorities executed six men on Friday night in what Amnesty International said was a cruel change of heart from their earlier stated commitment to abolish the brutal practice. Those put to death were: Chen Tung-Jung, Chen Jui-Chin, Lin Chin-Te, Chang Pao-Hui, Li Chia Hsuan, and Chi Chun-I. These latest executions come only a few months after Taiwan put to death six other inmates in December 2012, the only executions carried out in the country last year.  “A dozen executions…

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