Staff writer, with CNA, BRUSSELSThe EU on Tuesday called on Taiwan to introduce a temporary moratorium on the death penalty after a bilateral meeting on human rights in Brussels. “The EU commended Taiwan for recent developments on human rights. The EU called upon the Taiwanese authorities to apply and maintain a de facto moratorium in relation to the death penalty in Taiwan,” the statement said. Taiwan and the EU also discussed the situation of Lee Ming-che (李明哲), a Taiwanese human rights advocate who is jailed in China for “subverting state power” after promoting democracy in group messaging chats. The EU also highlighted Taiwan’s achievements in incorporating the provisions of UN human rights conventions, but called on the nation to better incorporate those provisions in its legal system and establish a human rights action plan.
Source: Taipei Times May 15, 2019 15:56 UTC