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實現遲來31年的自由

立即赦免邱和順:實現遲來31年的自由!
Pardon Chiou Ho-Shun after 31 years in despair!

1988年,邱和順等12名被告遭指控犯下1987年11月苗栗縣女保險員柯洪玉蘭分屍案,以及同年12月震驚社會的新竹學童陸正綁架案。在經歷11次更審後,邱和順於2011年判決死刑確定。

然而,邱和順案存在許多明顯的瑕疵:檢方多次刑求被告並取得自白,並於爾後發生關鍵證據佚失的狀況。法院的判決,完全是建立在被告等人前後矛盾的288份自白筆錄上,及一份有瑕疵的歹徒勒贖電話錄音聲紋鑑定上,卻無其他證據可證明邱和順等被告確實涉案。不僅柯洪玉蘭的頭顱與四肢始終未被尋獲,陸正迄今也依舊行蹤成謎。

當年陸正遭綁票時歹徒勒贖的13通電話錄音,經義務律師團委託專業聲紋鑑識實驗室鑑定,認為刑事警察局所做出的鑑定結論「科學上不可信」,不足以認定同案被告與歹徒的勒贖錄音為同一人。因此,藉由此鑑識報告,即可推翻原確定有罪判決所憑藉的唯一物證。

今年7月,亞洲第一個人權法院——模擬亞洲人權法院選定邱和順案作為審理案件,邱和順控告中華民國政府在本案中違反人權公約。在經歷數個月的籌備,以及四天的審理後,模擬亞洲人權法院於10月17日作出判決,宣告中華民國政府違反公民與政治權利公約第7條及第14條,關於國家應保障人民公平審判權利,以及免於酷刑及不人道待遇的義務,並認為由於顯而易見的法庭程序失靈及事實認定錯誤,使邱和順受到嚴重的不法侵害。這是國際社會再一次關注邱和順案,並且實質做出對中華民國政府違反人權義務的檢視。

31年過去,邱和順仍然囚禁於台北看守所,等待隨時可能的死刑執行。所有的司法救濟皆已窮盡。由於台北看守所牢房空間狹小、空氣不流通、飲食及衛生條件低落,就醫品質欠佳等因素,邱和順長期出現心臟病、低血壓、皮膚病、牙齒脫落等諸多健康狀況,對於年事已高的邱和順來說,是極為不人道的待遇。

邱和順案義務律師團及救援團體,堅決反對所有違反公正審判原則的判決、並譴責所有酷刑、不人道待遇;政府應盡其所能確保所有人民的人性尊嚴與生命安全獲得保障。

因此我們呼籲蔡英文總統:停止邱和順的死刑執行,並依法赦免並釋放邱和順,回復其無罪清白的名譽!

In 1988, Chiou Ho-Shun and 11 other defendants were accused of murdering and dismembering a female insurance worker named Ko Hung Yu-lan in November, 1987, and kidnapping a student named Lu Cheng in December. After 11 trials, Chiou Ho-Shun was sentenced to death in 2011.

However, the cases against Chiou Ho-Shun are rife with errors; the prosecution tortured the defendants multiple times to extract confessions, and key evidence from the case went missing during the trials. The court’s verdict was built entirely on 288 confessions –many of which self-contradict- written by the defendants, and an unreliable examination of a ransom call audio recording. No other evidence implicate the defendants. The head and limbs of Ko Hung Yu-lan’s severed corpse were never discovered, nor was the student Lu Cheng (or his body) ever found.

The 13 ransom call recordings in the Lu Cheng case were examined by a professional voiceprint identification lab at the request of a group of pro bono lawyers. The lab concluded that the police voiceprint identification conclusion in the case was scientifically unreliable, and is insufficient to conclude that the defendant(s) made the ransom call. This lab inspection report should be sufficient to throw out the only physical evidence used to reach the guilty verdict.

In June, 2019, the first human rights court in Asia – Asian Human Rights Court Simulation (AHRCS) – agreed to hear this case, with Chiou as the Applicant and the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) as the respondent. After months of preparation and four days in court, the AHRCS ruled that the government of ROC has violated Article 7 and Article 14 of the ICCPR . This verdict is yet another display of international attention to the Chiou Ho-Shun cases, and a direct review of ROC’s violation of human rights relating to his cases.

Chiou Ho-Shun is still behind bars at the Taipei Detention Center after 31 long years, awaiting his execution. All legal remedies have been exhausted. The Taipei Detention Center has limited spacing; air circulation, food, sanitation, and health services are all extremely lacking. Chiou Ho-Shun suffers from cardiac and skin issues, low blood pressure, and tooth exfoliation. To wrongfully keep him in prison at his advanced age and poor health condition is gravely inhumane.

The Chiou Ho-Shun Case Lawyers Group and human rights organizations strongly oppose any violation of the guarantee to fair trials, and condemn such torture and inhumane treatment. The legal system and the government should protect the people's dignity and personal safety at all costs.

We call for President Tsai Ing-wen: To stop the execution of Chiou Ho-Shun, pardon and release Chiou Ho-Shun, and restore his reputation.


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Petitioning organizations

邱和順案義務律師團 Chiou Ho-Shun Case Lawyers Group
民間司法改革基金會 Judicial Reform Foundation
廢除死刑推動聯盟 Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty
台灣人權促進會 Taiwan Association for Human Rights
冤獄平反協會 Taiwan Innocence Project
人權公約施行監督聯盟 Covenants Watch
國際特赦組織台灣分會 Amnesty International Taiwan
台灣陪審團協會 Taiwan Jury Association

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