DETAINED:The Mainland Affairs Council called on Beijing to uphold its deal with Taipei on joint efforts to cooperate in combating cross-border telecoms fraud
Date: Jan 09, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
A total of 223 Taiwanese who were deported over the past nine months from other nations on suspicion of telecommunications fraud are still being held in China, where they were deported, the Mainland Affairs Council said yesterday.
The government is seeking to bring back the suspects to face trial in Taiwan, the council said.
The suspects are being held in detention centers across China, the council said, calling on Beijing to uphold its agreements with Taipei on joint efforts to combat cross-border telecoms fraud and to continue the cooperation to protect the rights and interests of people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
Fifty of the suspects were arrested in Kenya in April and August last year and were deported to China, where they are being held at a detention center in Beijing’s Haidian District, the council said. [FULL STORY]