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Murder suspect who sparked Hong Kong protests could soon walk free

When Chief Executive Carrie Lam proposed amending the extradition law in February, she cited the case of Chan Tong-kai, wanted in Taiwan in connection with the February 2018 slaying of his girlfriend

Hong Kong: Police fire tear gas into a crowd in Wong Tai Sin district in Hong Kong on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 | AP/PTI
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Hong Kong: Police fire tear gas into a crowd in Wong Tai Sin district in Hong Kong on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 | AP/PTI

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After four months of unprecedented violent demonstrations in Hong Kong and no end in sight, the city’s beleaguered leader has one more thing to worry about: the suspect in the murder case that led to the social unrest could soon walk free.

When Chief Executive Carrie Lam proposed amending the extradition law in February, she cited the case of Chan Tong-kai, wanted in Taiwan in connection with the February 2018 slaying of his girlfriend, Poon Hui-wing. Chan was sentenced by a Hong Kong court in April to 29 months for money-laundering after he used Poon’s bank card for ATM withdrawals, but

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First Published: Sep 27 2019 | 11:12 PM IST

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