Sat, Mar 29, 2014 - Page 8 News List

EDITORIAL: Taiwan must abolish death penalty

The government insists that it cannot abolish the death penalty because the majority of the public support the ultimate sanction. It says it is trying to educate the public to accept change. However there has been little to show for its supposed “education” efforts. Criticism of Taiwan’s use of the death penalty calls for more than just the standard knee-jerk reaction by the justice ministry. It is time the government lived up to its promise to promote an alternative.

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