China says Kenya deporting 45 Taiwanese to mainland

April 13, 2016 3:59 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

Kenyan police will deport 45 Taiwanese to mainland China where they face investigation for fraud, Chinese state media said on Wednesday after Taipei blasted Beijing for “abducting” its citizens.

Chinese telecom fraud suspects deported from Kenya get off a plane after arriving at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing
Chinese telecom fraud suspects deported from Kenya get off a plane at Beijing airport on April 13

Taipei said this week that Beijing had “illegally” pressured authorities in Nairobi to deport eight of its citizens to the mainland after they had been cleared of fraud charges in Kenya, in a case which has inflamed passions in Taiwan.

A total of 67 people from Taiwan and mainland China are being deported from Kenya on Wednesday after 10 were sent back at the weekend, the official Xinhua news agency cited police as saying. Altogether, 45 are Taiwanese.

“Mainland police will investigate the Taiwanese suspects in strict accordance with the law and keep Taiwanese authorities informed,” Xinhua cited China’s public security ministry as saying. Read More

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