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The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic (CCC) has ruled that eight Taiwanese who are accused by Beijing of telecom fraud cannot be extradited to China. The ruling was posted by the court itself last week here (in Czech).

The Prague-based court ruled that a 2018 decision by the Municipal Court in Prague, later upheld by the High Court in Prague, to extradite the Taiwanese had not taken into account the likelihood they would suffer from torture and other inhumane treatment if they were sent to China. 

The refusal to grant Beijing’s request follows a landmark ruling last year by Sweden’s Supreme Court in which Safeguard Defenders’ director Peter Dahlin gave evidence, and which ended in the decision to bar extradition to China of one of the country’s most wanted men, also on human rights grounds.

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