A-bian pa­role gets another 3-month ex­ten­sion: MOJ

The China Post - - LOCAL -

For­mer Pres­i­dent Chen Shuib­ian, who has been on med­i­cal pa­role since early Jan­uary, has had his pa­role ex­tended for three more months, the Min­istry of Jus­tice said Mon­day.

Chen, who is serv­ing a 20-year sen­tence for cor­rup­tion dur­ing his two terms as pres­i­dent, will be al­lowed to con­tinue to re­ceive med­i­cal treat­ment out­side prison af­ter his sec­ond pa­role ex­pires Aug. 4, the min­istry’s Agency of Cor­rec­tions said.

Taichung Prison has sent of­fi­cials to visit Chen regularly since his re­lease from the prison Jan. 5.

With the ap­proach of the sec­ond pa­role ex­pi­ra­tion date, the prison sent of­fi­cials to visit Chen at his home in Kaoh­si­ung July 27.

The prison, based on his treat­ment and med­i­cal records, sent a re­port to the agency for it to rule on whether to grant a fur­ther pa­role ex­ten­sion. The agency said that it granted the re­quest for the pa­role ex­ten­sion on the grounds that Chen can­not get proper med­i­cal treat­ment in prison and that the com­pli­ca­tions of his ill­ness are dif­fi­cult to con­trol, putting him at risk of death at any mo­ment.

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