29 Nov 2014

Kyung-Yup Kim decision due Monday

3:34 pm on 29 November 2014

A judge is expected to release a decision on Monday as to whether to release a Korean man who has spent three years in Mount Eden prison without being charged.


Kyung-Yup Kim has spent three years in prison in New Zealand without being charged. Photo: PHOTO NZ

Kyung-Yup Kim, who is a permanent New Zealand resident, is wanted in China in relation to the death of a woman in Shanghai in 2009.

China sought the extradition of Mr Kim in 2011 to face a charge of intentional homicide, but he has fought that request in a series of court actions.

His lawyer, Tony Ellis, challenged the legality of the man's continued incarceration in the High Court in Auckland during a two-hour session on Friday.

Dr Ellis said Justice Brewer had reserved his decision until Monday.

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