Chan Tong-kai still living in police safe house, yet to head to Taiwan without a visa

The murder suspect whose case triggered massive protests in 2019 is yet to turn himself in to Taiwan authorities with no visa, a pastor who is assisting him says.

Chan Tong-kai has been wanted by Taiwan for murdering his pregnant girlfriend Amber Poon Hiu-wing in Taipei in 2018, when he was aged 19, before returning to Hong Kong.

Reverend Peter Koon Ho-ming – provincial secretary-general of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui – who has been relaying messages from Chan, said today that Taiwan authorities have yet to issue Chan a visa for him to surrender himself.

He said Chan’s lawyer from a Taiwan-based law firm had contacted prosecutors in Taiwan through the “single window” set up by Taiwan authorities earlier, but have yet to make any progress.

The pastor also said Chan is still staying at a safe house and living under police protection.

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