Chong Deshu of Taiwan was scheduled to be executed two days ago on December 4th. His lawyers were allowed to review the case to explore ways to prevent the execution. However, without any formal announcement, Chong could be executed any time. What stands out about this case is Taiwan’s Minister of Justice sent a letter to Amnesty International in early November to express his intention to think about not to carry out any execution for the next few months. But less than a month after that letter was written, it looks like the Minister had signed the execution order.

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