Read this before you jump to conclusions:
[quote]Documents needed to make a request
Generally the information accompanying a request needs to include:
•details of the person
•details of the offence of which they are accused or convicted
•if the person is accused of an offence - a warrant for their arrest or provisional arrest (or a duly authenticated copy)
•if someone is unlawfully at large after conviction of an offence – a certificate of the conviction and sentence (or a duly authenticated copy), or for provisional arrest, details of the conviction
•evidence or information that justifies the issue of a warrant for arrest in the UK, within the jurisdiction of a judge of the court that would hold the extradition hearing
If the court is satisfied that enough information has been supplied, an arrest warrant can be issued.[/quote]
With Zain in jail, one would think the Taiwan authorities have satisfied those demands.
During the extradition hearing the judge must satisfy himself that:
•the request meets the requirements of the 2003 Act, including dual criminality and prima facie evidence of guilt (where appropriate)
•none of the bars to extradition apply (passage of time, hostage-taking or extraneous considerations)
•the extradition is compatible with the convention rights within the meaning of the Human Rights Act 1998[/quote]
OK, the lawyers representing the ROC must have to prove that velicular homicide while drunk is illegal in the UK. Brits, is it?
Does prima faciae evidence of guilt apply if Zain Dean has been found guilty twice in Taiwan? I would find that doubtful, but I am no expert. According to my reading of the UK Extraction law, it would not apply, the mere fact that he was convicted twice would serve as enough grounds for extradiction.
That would leave the last one - human rights or discrimination. That is his only card, and he is the one with the burden of proof.
Must be heavy to bear, that burden.