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Hong Kong says Taiwan obstructing murder suspect case for political reasons

HONG KONG, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Taiwan authorities are obstructing the case of a murder suspect whose case led to mass street protests in Hong Kong, a Hong Kong government official said on Wednesday.

Secretary for Security John Lee was speaking hours after Chan Tong-kai walked free from jail as the city's government squabbled with Taiwan over how to handle a promised voluntary surrender. Taiwan accuses Chan of murdering his girlfriend. (Reporting by Noah Sin, Clare Jim and Farah Master; Writing by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Tom Hogue)