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US News Hong Kong: a mother claims extradition to Taiwan from the murderer of her daughter

11:10  20 october  2021
11:10  20 october  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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The mother of a Hong Kong murdered by her boyfriend has castigated Wednesday the authorities for having left the murderer of her daughter live free, a case that surrounds because Hong Kong Do not recognize Taiwan.

Poon Hiu-Wing, 19, was pregnant when she was strangled by her boyfriend Chan Tong-Kai, 22, during a trip from the two Hong Kong to Taiwan for Valentine's Day in 2018.

Murder That Chan Tong-Kai recognized, triggered a chain reaction that led to enormous manifestations for democracy the following year and was a source of embarrassment for the Hong Kong government.

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The mother of Poon, who has never revealed his name, held a moving news conference before the government headquarters on Wednesday, calling on the authorities to extradite Chan Tong-Kai to Taiwan, or to pursue it locally for murder.

"The Hong Kong government believes that this criminal, who can kill again at any time, is able to walk around the streets and threatening people's lives," she told reporters.

The young man has never been confronted with the consequences of a murder, "she added, while he was revealed at the beginning of the month he had left the protection of the police and was free to lead a normal life.

Hong Kong prosecutors said they were not competent to judge him for murder because the crime had been committed outside the territory. They also refused to send it to Taiwan, because the Chinese government does not recognize the island's government.

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After the Hiu-Wingoon murder, Hong Kong attempted to adopt a new law that would allow extradition to Taiwan and Continental China. But this has sparked protests on the part of many Hong Kong feared disappearances in the opaque courts of mainland China.

These gatherings quickly turned into enormous pro-democracy manifestations, often violent, which shook the city for seven consecutive months in 2019.

Chan Tong-Kai has served a short prison sentence in Hong Kong for whitening. money because he was in possession of the Hiu-Wing Poon Credit Card on his return from Taiwan.

It is during this procedure that he admitted to having killed him.

Chan previously declared, through an intermediary, that he was ready to deal with justice in Taiwan. But no action was taken by him or by the Hong Kong authorities for that to happen.

Hong Kong and Taiwan reject mutually the responsibility of this impasse.

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