For 12 years the deportation case of Lai Changxing has been languishing in Canadian courts. Though it was known that he scammed the Chinese government out of millions of dollars worth of tax money, his lawyer made the case that, should he be deported, the Chinese justice system would not give him a fair trial. Being returned to China would mean torture and possibly execution, argued Lai’s lawyer. “But Justice Shore ruled that ‘Mr. Lai has failed to establish that he will suffer irreparable harm if he were returned to China.’ The judge said the fact that Mr. Lai had been in negotiations with Chinese officials to return belied his assertions of risk if he returns. Chinese officials have assured Canada that Mr. Lai would not be executed or tortured and would get a fair trial with access to a lawyer if he is returned to face charges.” Source: NYTimes.