Kiwi must pay $90,000 by tomorrow

A New Zealand man jailed in China over the death of a Chinese man has been told he faces a longer prison term unless he pays the man’s family $90,000 by tomorrow.

Danny Cancian, from Kapiti Coast, was sentenced to five years jail in December. He said he was attacked a group of men in a south Chinese restaurant, and during the resulting fight, a man was killed.

Cancian was in the country supervising manufacture of his invention, the ShowerBuddy, which helps disabled people shower.

Cancian’s wife Amanda told One News her husband’s attackers had admitted they were the ones to start the fight.

"It was self-defence," she said.

However the judge ruled Cancian had gone too far and sentenced him to five years in prison.

Now, a new appeal court ruling from China has ordered Cancian will serve a longer term unless he pays the dead man’s family $90,000 compensation by tomorrow.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/2728407/Kiwi-must-pay-90-000-by-tomorrow

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