Taiwan slams China for ‘abduction’, demands return of nationals

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/04/11
By: Tai Ya-chen and Jay Chen

Taipei, April 11 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday 51739992demanded an immediate repatriation of eight Taiwan nationals sent to China from Kenya after they had been acquitted of phone fraud in Nairobi earlier this month.

In announcing the news of the deportation, which occurred on April 8, the ministry expressed its “serious protest” against the “uncivilized act of extrajudicial abduction” which represents a “gross violation of basic human rights.”

The eight persons were put on a Chinese airliner in Nairobi and flown to China despite a court order that they be handed back to the Kenyan police authorities pending a further hearing.

They were among 23 Taiwanese accused of being members of a fraud ring which was busted toward the end of last year. A total of 77 Chinese and Taiwanese were arrested and charged with illegal entry and telecommunications fraud, according to MOFA.     [FULL  STORY]

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