Oct 07, 2016 UncategorizedComments Off on Hit-and-run Briton freed in the UK
A British court on Thursday released on bail a British citizen sentenced to a jail term in Taiwan for a hit-and-run accident that left a man dead.
Edinburgh Sheriff Court released Zain Dean on condition that his passport be held at the court.
On Sept. 23, the High Court of Justiciary in Scotland ruled that Dean, who had been detained since October 2013 after fleeing Taiwan in August 2012, should not be extradited to the island to serve his sentence.
The ruling overturned a previous finding by the Edinburgh Sheriff Court in June 2014 that Dean should be sent back to Taiwan to face justice.
David Lin (???), Taiwan's representative to the United Kingdom, told CNA that he regretted the high court's ruling, but stressed that the government will not give up and will continue to work to have Dean extradited.
The Edinburgh court will hear Taiwan's appeal for extraditing Dean on Oct. 20.
Dean was sentenced by the Taiwan High Court to four years imprisonment after being convicted in July 2012 of hitting and killing a newspaper delivery man, Huang Chun-teh (???), while driving under the influence of alcohol in March 2010.
He was supposed to begin serving his sentence in 2012, but fled the country in August that year using the passport of a British friend.