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Wu Shu-jen decision divides lawmakers

PRISON POSTPONED:Predictably, politicians were divided along party lines, with DPP members expressing relief, while KMT members said it might hinder investigations

Staff Writer, with CNA

“Wu’s incarceration has only been postponed indefinitely,” Wang said, adding that Wu would be summoned to start serving her time whenever prosecutors decide she is well enough to stay behind bars.

Wu and her husband Chen Shui-bian were each sentenced to a total of 19 years in jail by the Supreme Court in November last year for taking bribes when Chen was president. Chen Shui-bian, who had been held at a detention center since late 2008, was transferred to Taipei Prison in Taoyuan County on Dec. 2 to serve his time.

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