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Chen Shui-bian appeals for release

DEFENSE The former president asked that he be freed so he could prepare his defense and enjoy the least that a defendant is entitled to, which is the right to a fair trial

By Ko Shu-ling  /  STAFF REPORTER

Chen Hsiao-pei later served as the one of the panel of judges who reviewed an SIP appeal against Chou’s decision to release Chen Shui-bian from detention. The panel ruled to keep Chen Shui-bian in detention.

Huang dismissed the allegations, while Taiwan High Court spokesperson Wen Yao-yuan (溫耀源) said Chen Hsiao-pei had been selected from a random drawing, in accordance with the law.

As for which high court judge would preside over Chen Shui-bian's appeal, Wen said the High Court would conduct a random draw in accordance with the law and that the entire process would be transparent.

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