By: Central News Agency
Taipei, March 25 (CNA) A German man convicted of drug trafficking in Taiwan was transferred back to his home country Thursday to serve the remainder of his jail term.
He is the second German national jailed in Taiwan to be transferred to serve the rest of his sentence in his home country since 2013, when the two countries signed an agreement on the transfer of prisoners.
The man was sentenced in 2013 to 16 years in prison and began serving his jail term in Taiwan that same year, according to a statement released Friday by the Ministry of Justice.
After Taiwan and Germany signed the transfer agreement in November 2013, the inmate filed an application in April 2014 to serve the rest of his term in his home country, the ministry said.
His application was approved by the Taiwanese and German judicial authorities after a review of his case, it added. [FULL STORY]