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Taiwan’s ex-president Chen freed


Prison ‘break’: Chen being wheeled out of the Taichung prison by his son Chih-chung. -AFP

Prison ‘break’: Chen being wheeled out of the Taichung prison by his son Chih-chung. -AFP

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s ailing ex-president Chen Shui-bian has been freed from prison on medical parole after serving six years of a 20-year sentence for graft, as political leaders called for reconciliation on the deeply divided island.

The 64-year-old, who led Taiwan from 2000 to 2008, waved to crowds of supporters as he left Taichung prison yesterday afternoon after being granted a month’s parole due to ill-health.

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