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23 July 2011   09:46 ET

One of China’s most-wanted fugitives has arrived back in Beijing after a Canadian court cleared the way for his deportation.

The repatriation of Lai Changxing marks the end of a 12-year legal battle against his extradition.

The 52-year-old, who is accused in China of heading a multi-billion dollar smuggling operation, argued that he would be executed if sent back.

China has reassured Canada he will not face the death penalty if convicted.

Canada, which does not practise capital punishment, forbids the extradition of prisoners to countries where they may be executed.

Correspondents say the case had soured diplomatic relations between the two countries.

‘Prime suspect’

Mr Lai was escorted by Canadian police on the civilian flight from Vancouver and handed over to Chinese police upon his arrival in Beijing.

State television showed him being read his rights by a police officer before being taken into custody.

His return to China swiftly followed the decision by the court in Canada to allow his deportation.

“The life of the applicant is in the Chinese government’s hands,” the court ruled, citing a Chinese proverb, on Friday.

China accuses Mr Lai of running a huge smuggling operation in Fujian province in the 1990s. They say he dealt in up to $10bn worth of goods including cigarettes, cars, heating and cooking oil, textiles, chemicals and other goods.

Hundreds of senior members of the regional political establishment were implicated in the case. China’s Xinhua news agency says that more than 600 people were investigated – including customs, police and government officials – and 300 were punished for their involvement in the operation. At least two officials were executed.

Mr Lai fled with his family to Canada in 1999, but he was denied asylum and has fought to stay ever since.

His lawyers had argued that at least seven of his associates have died or disappeared in China’s justice system. They said he would face torture and execution in China as a scapegoat for high-level officials who were involved in corrupt practices.

China is believed to carry out more executions a year than any other country, but, in this case, has promised Canada that Mr Lai will receive a fair trial and will not face the death penalty.

The Chinese foreign ministry on Friday “welcomed” the Canadian court’s ruling, describing Mr Lai as the “prime suspect” in the smuggling case and saying the government had been very “clear” about its desire to put him on trial.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14262269

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

Lai Changxing

319 381576957       64

 

his path of destiny = 64 = Misfortune.  Solitary confinement.

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Eman al-Obeidi addresses journalists in Tripoli's Rixos Hotel in March
2 June 2011 Last updated at 18:30 ET

Eman al-Obeidi, the Libyan woman who
claimed to have been raped by supporters of Col Muammar Gaddafi, has been
deported from Qatar to eastern Libya, UN officials say.

A spokesman for the Libyan rebels said she had arrived in the city of
Benghazi and was “welcome to stay”.

Ms Obeidi had sought refuge in Qatar after arriving there from Tunisia.

The reason for her deportation is not clear. The UN says it runs contrary to
international law.

“She is a recognised refugee and we don’t consider there is any good reason
for her deportation,” Sybella Wilkes of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) told the
Associated Press.

Human Right Watch (HRW)
also protested against the move
.

“Forcibly returning a refugee who survived gang rape not only violates
international law, but is cruel and could trigger further trauma,” said HRW’s
Bill Frelick.

“All eyes are now on the authorities in eastern Libya, who should allow
al-Obeidi to leave the country.”

A witness quoted by HRW said Qatari officials had taken Ms Obeidi from her
hotel room on Wednesday night and forced her and her visiting parents to board a
flight on Thursday to Benghazi.

Benghazi is the stronghold of rebel forces who are trying to oust Col
Gaddafi.

Rebel spokesman Jalal el-Gallal told AP: “She is welcome to stay, this is her
country.”

Dragged awayUS state department spokesman Mark Toner said Washington was “monitoring the
situation”.

In March, Ms Obeidi rushed into Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel where foreign
correspondents are based and shouted out her story of being stopped at a
checkpoint, dragged away and gang raped by soldiers.

As reporters recorded her story, government minders grabbed her and dragged
her away.

She vanished for several days before turning up in Tunisia.

Ms Obeidi said she had escaped with the help of defecting military
officers.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13636792

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Eman al-Obeidi

5                    9

 

how she obtains/loses her heart’s desire = EI = 59 = Rape.  Violated.  Martyr.

 

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