ILLEGAL ENTRY:Activists said the authorities should have conducted a full probe to ascertain if the five were dissidents and the risks of sending them back to China
Date: Sep 26, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
A Chinese woman, Yang Luo Yini (楊羅旖旎), was deported by immigration authorities
yesterday, while prosecutors in Taoyuan charged four of her Chinese associates with illegal entry after they landed on the shore of northern Taiwan in a motorboat earlier this month.
Wang Rui (王睿), Su Qianlong (蘇黔龍), Lu Ning (陸寧) and Shi Jian (石堅) were charged with violating the Immigration Act (入出國及移民法) and acting as accomplices to criminal activities.
Su, Lu and Shi took a motorboat from China’s Fujian Province across the Taiwan Strait, and landed on a rocky beach in Taoyuan’s Dayuan District (大園) on Sept. 10, allegedly to pick up Wang and his girlfriend, Yang Luo, who had overstayed their visas and were residing at an apartment in Taipei.
However, questions remained about their motives, with the authorities saying the five Chinese nationals were suspected of spying, while Taiwanese human rights groups said they are Chinese dissidents fleeing persecution and urged the government not to deport them, and instead grant them political asylum.
Media reports said the five Chinese nationals had planned to sail on to Guam and the Mariana Islands to seek political asylum. [FULL STORY]