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Lin Yi-shih case sets an unhealthy precedent

By Wu Ching-chin 吳景欽

This not only let the defendant get away with a relatively light sentence, but it also allowed the charge to function as a shield that lets officials evade the more serious charge of corruption.

The verdict in the Lin case sets a legal precedent that Taiwan would be better off without.

Wu Ching-chin is an associate professor in the Department of Law at Aletheia University.

Translated by Julian Clegg

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