Canada court rules against China's most wanted man

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Posted: Jul 21, 2011 9:13 PM
Canada court rules against China's most wanted man

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - The Federal Court of Canada cleared the way on Thursday for the extradition of China's most wanted man, dismissing concerns that he could be tortured or executed back home.

Judge Michel Shore refused a request to stay the deportation of Lai Changxing, accused by Beijing of running a multibillion-dollar smuggling operation in China in the 1990s.

(Reporting by Greg Joyce; writing by Randall Palmer; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)