A Taiwanese court has suspended the trial of former president Chen Shui-bian on the ground that he is suffering from depression, dementia and other health problems, officials said on Saturday.
Taiwan`s jailed ex-leader Chen Shui-bian will be allowed to attend his mother-in-law`s funeral next week, but will remained handcuffed.
Chen Shui-bian is the first ex-leader of Taiwan to be jailed.
Taiwan`s supreme court sentenced ex-president Chen Shui-bian, an anti-China firebrand whose rhetoric enraged Beijing and irked Washington, and his wife to 19 years in prison for bribery.
The former president was convicted last year of embezzling state funds.
The Taiwan High Court has decided to hear an appeal by former President Chen Shui-bian against his recent corruption convictions, according to reports.
The office of Taiwan`s former president Chen Shui-bian says he has appealed a verdict sentencing him to life in prison on corruption charges.
Taiwanese prosecutors are mulling more legal action against the island`s former president and his wife, just days after the pair were jailed for life for corruption, it was reported on Sunday.
Media in Taiwan were divided on Saturday over former president Chen Shui-bian`s conviction on corruption charges, with some hailing it as a "milestone" while others said it was a "flawed" process.
A Taiwan court imposed a life sentence on former president Chen Shui-bian after convicting him of corruption on Friday, marking a watershed in the island`s turbulent political history.
A Taiwan court on Tuesday sentenced the
wife of ex-president Chen Shui-bian to a year in jail for
perjury, as it passed the first convictions in an
unprecedented case against the former first family.
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