Chinese businessman to be deported by Canada

Han Lin Zeng could face execution upon his return to China


Han Lin Zeng, a multimillionaire businessman who has sought refugee status in Canada since 2004, fears he will face execution if he is sent home. A Federal Court ruled on Wednesday that Zeng should be deported to China. Zeng faces fraud charges in his home country, and while Chinese authorities and the Crown prosecutor have played down the possibility of the death penalty, the Chinese judicial and prison systems are notorious for torture and execution. Federal Court Judge Richard Boivin said that there was no evidence that Chinese authorities would sentence him with the death penalty, and called Zeng’s arguments “speculative as there is no evidence that the death penalty or torture can reasonably be anticipated in this case.” Zeng is accused of carrying out $8-million in stock fraud, and arrived in Canada illegally in 2004, living underground until he was discovered by immigration authorities in 2008.

The Globe and Mail

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Chinese businessman to be deported by Canada

  1. Excellent!!! Have we gotten rid of Lai Changxing yet??

  2. We have to please the Chinese if we want to get a share of the Chinese pei.

  3. It's about time that the government deport the criminal… Canada needs to send a message that fraudsters and other criminal baggage is reason enough to get you out. The unfortunate part is that Canada's appeal laws give these bastards too much leeway to fight the deportation and the cost to the taxpayer..The 'get rich' lawyers should be sent on the same boat as the criminals…..

  4. Is there any way we can export our domestic financial fraudsters to China as well?

  5. So!!!

  6. I have a web site where I give investment advise on penny stocks and stocks under five dollars. I remember when I was a kid everyone would say start digging and you will end up in china well it did not work out quite that way but you can visit china every day if you just drive to the nearest wallmart or kmart.

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