Thursday, September 13, 2007


Detainee swallows razor blades

‘A Chinese man due to be deported to face serious criminal charges at home is in a Sydney hospital after swallowing razor blades.

The man, known as Mr Qi, has been held in detention since his visa was revoked in February 2004, when Chinese authorities issued a warrant for his arrest.

He had been due to be deported to China today to face charges of kidnap and murder, after the Federal Government was given an undertaking from Beijing that he would not face the death penalty if convicted. [..]

“He would rather die here than go back,” Mr Rintoul said.’

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