Kim was arrested in New Zealand in 2011 and Beijing asked for his extradition after giving assurances he would not face the death penalty if convicted. Photo: Handout

New Zealand blocks extradition of murder suspect Kyung Kim to China, claiming torture is ‘systemic’ and ‘widespread’

  • Kim, a Korean national who has lived in New Zealand for 30 years, is accused of murdering a 20-year-old Chinese woman while visiting Shanghai in 2009
  • Kim was arrested in New Zealand in 2011 and Beijing asked for his extradition after giving assurances he would not face the death penalty if convicted
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Kim was arrested in New Zealand in 2011 and Beijing asked for his extradition after giving assurances he would not face the death penalty if convicted. Photo: Handout
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