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Ex-First Lady of Taiwan May Be Spared Prison Term
Posted By David Stout On February 18, 2011 @ 3:27 pm In China | No Comments
The former first lady of Taiwan may be spared, at least for now, from serving a prison term for corruption because of her frail health, according to news reports from Taiwan.
The authorities have decided not to imprison Wu Shu-jen, 58, because she is wheelchair-bound from a car crash 27 years ago, and prison hospital officials warned that confining her could have dire consequences, according to a report from Agence France Press. But a report  from Radio Taiwan International said prosecutors would continue to visit her to gauge her fitness to serve her term.
Her husband, former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian, is already serving a term of 17 and a half years — the same sentenced imposed on his wife — for corruption. As Just Anti-Corruption has reported , the two maintain their innocence and contend that the charges against them arose because they are less friendly to Beijing than are the current leaders of Taiwan.
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