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Hong Kong: HK offers to share information in Taiwan murder suspect case

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
October 23, 2019 at 11:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hong Kong Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu stated that information requested by Taiwanese authorities regarding the case of murder suspect Chan Tong-kai will be shared within the boundaries of Hong Kong's legal system. He was speaking to the press in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

"But one thing which is very important is that the accused person has already indicated his willingness to surrender. And it should be handled quickly without hindrance so that justice is done," added John Lee Ka-chiu.

The Secretary for Security also slammed Taiwan for "making up accusations" against Hong Kong, saying that it does "no good to ensuring that justice is done in this case."

Hong Kong citizen Chan Tong-kai is wanted by Taiwan authorities over the killing of his pregnant girlfriend in February 2018. Chan fled to Hong Kong where he was convicted on money laundering charges as the government there said that the murder case was outside its jurisdiction.

He was released from the Pik Uk prison on Wednesday, after serving an 18-month sentence.

Chan has been denied entry to Taiwan despite offering to turn himself in and face trial. Taiwanese authorities said they would only accept Chan following bilateral judicial assistance, with Hong Kong complying with procedures.

The Chan Tong-kai case triggered the Hong Kong's extradition bill controversy, which has led to months of anti-government protests.

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Hong Kong Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu stated that information requested by Taiwanese authorities regarding the case of murder suspect Chan Tong-kai will be shared within the boundaries of Hong Kong's legal system. He was speaking to the press in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

"But one thing which is very important is that the accused person has already indicated his willingness to surrender. And it should be handled quickly without hindrance so that justice is done," added John Lee Ka-chiu.

The Secretary for Security also slammed Taiwan for "making up accusations" against Hong Kong, saying that it does "no good to ensuring that justice is done in this case."

Hong Kong citizen Chan Tong-kai is wanted by Taiwan authorities over the killing of his pregnant girlfriend in February 2018. Chan fled to Hong Kong where he was convicted on money laundering charges as the government there said that the murder case was outside its jurisdiction.

He was released from the Pik Uk prison on Wednesday, after serving an 18-month sentence.

Chan has been denied entry to Taiwan despite offering to turn himself in and face trial. Taiwanese authorities said they would only accept Chan following bilateral judicial assistance, with Hong Kong complying with procedures.

The Chan Tong-kai case triggered the Hong Kong's extradition bill controversy, which has led to months of anti-government protests.

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