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New Zealand court rules suspect can be extradited to China to face murder charge

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He’s better off in a Chinese prison. NZ prisons are populated by Mongel Mob, Back Power and White Surpremists.

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In a 3-2 decision, the Supreme Court found that China was able to give New Zealand officials sufficient assurance that the accused, Kyung Yup Kim, could get a fair trial and wouldn't be tortured.

NZ may not be the liberal paradise I thought it was. Reading the story, I smell a scent of guilt.

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a small brain tumor, and liver and kidney disease.

Not much to harvest, then.

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NotSo HungOverToday  03:59 pm JST

He'll be found guilty and made to pay for the bullet which will be used to kill him, then his body will have organs removed (maybe not in that order even).

NZ needs to wake up to what goes on in China - there is no fair trial in China. There is no fair anything there.

Instead, the trial should have been held within NZ with Remote access from China. That would have been fair. Then and only then, after the case has concluded decide what to do next.

Let's see what happens. NZ is taking China's word, and if that word is broken and the guy is mistreated then obviously that destroys any chance of China having suspects deported back to China. I don't think China is stupid.

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letsberealistic, wait and see is all very well from a political point of view but not so well for the individual being tortured and subject to the very questionable judicial procedures of a dictatorship if the “assurances” are treated with the same disregard as treaty obligations have been by China. Once in Chinese hands he is stuffed.

I am surprised at NZ, I had a higher regard for their judicial institutions.

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He is said to have committed a murder. Hats off to China that they have pursued him for the death of a lady of the night

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Hats off to China that they have pursued him for the death of a lady of the night

Is poor young woman beyond you?

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The accused is a permanent resident of New Zealand, but a SK citizen. Maybe SK can get involved.

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You can't trust China that's ridiculous.

China will do as they please and we won't hear what happens anyway .

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Now this is hilarious!!! New Zealand's top court ruled Kyung Yup Kim can be extradited to China to face a murder charge. What the court actually said was he could be sent back to China to face the firing squad! This is so funny, "in a 3-2 decision, the Supreme Court found that China was able to give New Zealand officials sufficient assurance that the accused, Kyung Yup Kim, could get a fair trial and wouldn't be tortured". Not getting a fair trial a 3-2 vote but did New Zealand do just that?? Was this guy given a fair trial? The thought of this guy knowing once he gets to China there will not be torture but sure death no time for torture!!!

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I would say that the outcome of 3 supreme court judges falling for China's claim that the defendant will receive a fair trial and will not be tortured is astounding in a western nation in this day and age.

I would like to think they have not been bought off and it is simple naivety. Suffice to say his chances of getting real justice is non existent as China does not practice justice, only delivering party dictated outcomes.

A sad day for the defendant and for New Zealand.

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He’s better off in a Chinese prison. NZ prisons are populated by Mongel Mob, Back Power and White Surpremists.

It helps to know how to spell something before complaining about it.

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Five eyes gets one big black eye. How stupid are judges in New Zealand?

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The judges were faced with the quandary of whether to put politics before justice when the evidence of guilt seems to be literally airtight (forensics plus a spontaneous confession to someone he knew tics off all the boxes in practically every court in the world) and the defense arguments again the literal definition of grasping at straws (It's all a government conspiracy to protect this other random person)

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When two US sailors murdered a gay sailor in Tokyo on liberty a few years ago, the two offenders were court-martialed on their ship and surrendered to Japanese authorities, asking that they would not be executed. The two got busted, received Bad Conduct discharges and are now serving life terms in Japan, never to return home to the U.S.A. ever again. Maybe if they're 'model prisoners' they can learn Japanese via magazines and TV privileges.

You can't count on that with China.

NotSo HungOverApr. 13  03:59 pm JST

He'll be found guilty and made to pay for the bullet which will be used to kill him, then his body will have organs removed (maybe not in that order even).

NZ needs to wake up to what goes on in China - there is no fair trial in China. There is no fair anything there.

Color Kyung Yup Kim dead. Yeah, he'll get tortured first in a sham trial. His ex-GF is a CCP member too. NZ should've jailed him instead, now they're sending him off to die. Not good.

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englisc aspyrgendApr. 13  06:57 pm JST

letsberealistic, wait and see is all very well from a political point of view but not so well for the individual being tortured and subject to the very questionable judicial procedures of a dictatorship if the “assurances” are treated with the same disregard as treaty obligations have been by China. Once in Chinese hands he is stuffed.

I am surprised at NZ, I had a higher regard for their judicial institutions.

Let's see what happens before passing judgement. No doubt there was a lot behind this decision that is being reported here. It's diplomacy, it doesn't mean a shift in NZ culture or policy.

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Clearly an upstanding resident of NZ. Er, perhaps not.

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