Big Bill Stefaniaak has put out a media release pointing out that Mr. Stanhope is witholding information that would allow the murderer of Zhang Hong Jie (Steffi) to be tried in China. The Chinese never extradite their own.
The hitch? If found guilty in China he would likely be put to death.
The Chief Minister did put out an excellent defence of his actions which I found compelling. Sadly he neglected to put it online.
However one thing we can be sure of is that our UC’s competitors will make much hay from the failure to notice the missing student for months and the Chief Minister then obstructing the trial of her alleged killer. (no matter how justified we may feel that action).
[The Canberra Times has further coverage]