Chinese national is freed from prison

A Chinese national who refused to return to China after working illegally for 13 years in Ireland has been freed from prison by the High Court.

27th January, 2013
Mr Justice Gerard Hogan.

A Chinese national who refused to return to China after working illegally for 13 years in Ireland has been freed from prison by the High Court.

Chinese embassy staff refused to issue Jin Liang Li with fresh travel documents when he refused to return to China. Jin was arrested for deportation, but released after 53 days in custody when it became clear that he could not be deported without travel documents.

However, when the Irish authorities discovered...

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