Constitutional Court ruled about torture and prohibited treatment after extradition to China

The Czech Constitutional court ruled in favour of the complaints of 8 citizens of Tchai-wan claiming to be at risk of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment if extradited to China. The Constitutional Court returned the case back to the High Court in Prague with a request to deeply assess the possible risk of torture and prohibited treatment under Article 3 of the European Convention and ordered the Court to use reliable, objective sources of country of origin information from various reliable authorities. The judgment is important because there are strong pro-Chinese forces in highest level of the Czech politics.

The press release from the Constitutional Court is available here (in Czech only –