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Ex-president catheterized in prison

2012/09/12 19:13:39

Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) Former President Chen Shui-bian was reported Wednesday as having had a catheter inserted in prison following problems urinating, according to a Taipei Prison official.

Taipei Prison Warden Fang Tzu-chieh said Chen had had a thorough physical a day earlier at the Taoyuan General Hospital, during which he underwent partial anesthesia, which the warden said could have been the cause of the problem.

Chen is serving a 17.5-year jail term for corruption.

(By Chen Yi-wei and Ann Chen)