‘UNACCEPTABLE’:Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lin refuted remarks by the Kenyan minister of foreign affairs that Taipei had not contacted Nairobi about the deportations
Date: Apr 14, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lin (林永樂) yesterday said that legal
action had been taken against Kenyan government officials for ignoring a court injunction and cooperating with China in its forced deportation of several Taiwanese last week.
On the sidelines of a meeting of the legislature’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee yesterday, Lin said the Taipei Liaison Office in South Africa had instructed the defense attorneys of the first eight Taiwanese forcibly deported to Beijing to take legal action against the Kenyan interior minister, the inspector general of police and the attorney general.
The lawsuits were filed on Friday last week, the day the eight Taiwanese were deported to China following their acquittal in a 2014 telecoms fraud case, Lin said.
Thirty-seven more Taiwanese — 15 of whom were also acquitted in the same case and the others, who were suspected of telecoms fraud and arrested on Friday last week — suffered the same fate on Tuesday, when they were forced by Chinese personnel into an airplane heading to China. [FULL STORY]