Groups call for abolishing death penalty
Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) Amnesty International (AI) Taiwan and the Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty on Monday, World Day Against the Death Penalty, reiterated their call for the government to abolish capital punishment in Taiwan and to align with international standards of human rights.
"We will remember today as the birthday of Chiang Kuo-ching, instead of Taiwan's National Day," said Lin Hsin-yi, executive director of the alliance at a film-showing event organized by the two groups to raise public awareness of the issue of death penalty.
Chiang, born on Oct. 10, 1975, was an Air Force serviceman who was wrongfully executed on a rape and murder conviction 14 years ago. He was acquitted in a posthumous retrial by a military court Sept. 13, 2011.