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International groups criticize return of executions

NO DETERRENT:The government was slammed for overturning its moratorium, with the EU urging Taiwan to stop executions and work toward abolishing them

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporter

Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Anna Kao (高安) said the ministry has taken note of the concern expressed by the European Parliament.

It’s not yet a consensus among Taiwan public on doing away with the death penalty, Kao said, adding that relatedgovernment agencies have been directing their efforts towards reducing the use of capital punishment.

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