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Murder suspect who sparked Hong Kong extradition bill crisis to turn himself in to Taiwan

A soon-to-be-released murder suspect, originally at the centre of Hong Kong’s political crisis sparked by the government’s now-withdrawn extradition bill, has decided to turn himself in to Taiwan authorities, the Post has learned.

Reverend Canon Peter Koon Ho-ming, a top Anglican priest who has been visiting Chan Tong-kai weekly in jail, said the 20-year-old, wanted on the self-ruled island for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, hoped the move would calm the chaos in his home city.

Chan was jailed last year over money laundering charges and will be released next Wednesday.

“I have been visiting him for more than half a year now. At first he was worried about turning himself in, but after talking to lawyers from Taiwan and with his family, he made the decision last month,” said the provincial secretary general of the city’s Anglican Church.

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