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Miguel Carbonell

A divorced Spanish father suspected of taking his two sons out of Hong Kong without the mother's permission has denied the accusations through his lawyer.

A fugitive accountant wanted over an alleged multimillion-dollar fraud has been freed from custody in Spain after that country's highest court called into question the independence of Hong Kong's legal system. The Constitutional Court of Spain ordered the release of Gabriel Ricardo Dias-Azedo after a battle to have him extradited that has lasted more than two years. The court argued that Hong Kong had no power to ask for his return because it was not a sovereign state and did not have a reciprocal extradition treaty with Spain.

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