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Court orders Lin detained in corruption probe

DOUBLE STANDARD?Unlike Chen Shui-bian, Lin was not handcuffed when taken to the Taipei District Court after allegedly confessing to some of the charges against him

By Rich Chang and Ho Cheng-hsu  /  Staff reporters, with CNA

In response, SID said Lin was unfettered in accordance with the amended version of the Use of Manacles of Judicial Police of Taiwan High Prosecutors’ Office (高檢署法警使用戒具要點), so his treatment was appropriate.

Chen Hung-ta said that in light of the public outcry sparked by Chen Shui-bian’s handcuffing, the Ministry of Justice proposed an amendment to the relevant regulations on Mar. 18, 2009.

Lin was not handcuffed because his case conformed to Item 5 in Article 6 of the amended law, which stipulates that defendants who responded to summons, voluntarily surrender or came for a voluntary questioning were, upon questioning and notification of summary arrest by prosecutors, exempted from being handcuffed, he said.

Translated by Stacy Hsu, staff writer

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