Reject the Death Penalty, Minister of Taiwan Retreat

Taiwan’s Minister of Justice Wang Ching-feng, resigned from his post Thursday, March 11, 2010. The resignation follows a controversy that executions of prisoners in Taiwan.

President Ma Ying-jeou and Premier Deng-Yih Wu on Thursday night local time said it had received the resignation of Wang.

As quoted from page Taiwan News, two days before the retreat Wang refused to sign execution orders punishment for 44 inmates, who had received a death sentence in court. Since December 2005, not one carried the death penalty in Taiwan.

Wang’s resignation hours after a senior minister said that the woman was not going to resign related controversy. Deputy Minister of Justice, Wu Chen-Hwan, in a press conference prior to the resignation of Wang said that Wang would wait until the court decision related to a death sentence is out.

Wu also said that before the Constitutional Court issued a decision, the Justice Department will not carry out executions. Wang wanted the death sentence was revoked. Step Wang considered too progressive for the Nationalist government led by President Ma Ying-jeou.

Since Wednesday, Wang received criticism for criticism and said that he firmly opposed the death sentence. According to Wang, he’s better “go to hell” and resigned rather than have to carry out the death penalty during his tenure as minister of justice.


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