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Chinese fugitive released from Canadian jail

Chinese fugitive released from Canadian jail

One of China's most wanted fugitives has been ordered released from a Canadian jail.
Lai Changxing was ordered released while a court reviews a deportation order that could see him returned home to face smuggling and bribery charges.
Lai Changxing has spent 12 years fighting his return to China, where he's accused of heading a network that smuggled billions of dollars worth of goods into China with the protection of corrupt officials.
Lai will appear in Canada's Federal Court later this month seeking a stay of his deportation as he argues he could be tortured or killed if returned to his home country.
Immigration and Refugee Board adjudicator LeeAnn King ordered his release from custody Tuesday until that court hearing, concluding Lai is not a flight risk.


Updated : 2021-07-27 12:45 GMT+08:00