A couple of weeks ago the news broke that Zain Dean, a UK national, had escaped Taiwan using someone else's passport after having been sentenced to four years for allegedly hitting someone with his car while driving drunk. Here are several statements about the case from Dean and others....there are some good comments in the forums at Taiwanease.
Dean's own statement at Taiwanease.
An additional statement from Dean.
Dean's 2010 statement
News: Dean's girlfriend detained. Prosecutors say no deal for Dean. Ministry asks for Dean's extradition.
REFS: A few years ago, Brian Kennedy wrote several articles on the legal system and in particular, judges. Here is one from Taiwan Review, and this excellent piece for AmCham.
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