MOFA: China pressures Cambodia over extradition issue

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-19
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Sunday that China had asked the Cambodian 6762811government to extradite 13 Taiwanese telecommunication fraud suspects to China and discouraged Taiwanese consular personnel’s effort to visit the suspects.

Cambodian police captured 27 telecommunication scam suspects from across the Taiwan Strait on June 13, and 13 of whom are of Taiwanese nationality.

The MOFA said that its Ho Chi Minh City office had sent personnel to Phnom Penh to cooperate with Cambodian authorities on the investigation of this case and asked Cambodia to speedily repatriate the Taiwanese suspects to Taiwan according to the “principle of nationality.”

However, China asked for all the suspects to be extradited to China on the grounds that all of the victims of the telecommunications crimes were in China and strongly interfered with Taiwanese consular personnel’s effort to visit the Taiwanese suspects.     [FULL  STORY]

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