Taiwan to continue seeking extradition of British man

Want China Times
Date: 2015-07-12

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) said Friday that it will keep trying to have the British

Zain Taj Dean. (File photo/China Times)

Zain Taj Dean. (File photo/China Times)

citizen Zain Taj Dean extradited to Taiwan to serve a jail sentence for a hit-and-run accident that killed a newspaper delivery man.

The ministry reiterated its determination for the extradition after a local newspaper reported on Friday that the British government has proposed allowing the time Dean has been detained in the United Kingdom to count toward his sentence in Taiwan.

The ministry declined to confirm whether or not there was such a proposal, but a ministry official, who refused to be named, disclosed that in theory, the idea can be carried out.

Under Taiwan’s Prison Act, the convicted British man, who was sentenced to four years in jail for killing newspaper delivery man Huang Chun-te while driving under the influence of alcohol on March 27, 2010 in Taipei, has to stay behind bars for at least two years and eight months before having the right to apply for a release on probation, the official said.     [FULL  STORY]

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