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Ex-ROC intelligence officer sentenced for working for PRC

ROC Central News Agency

2013/10/15 22:30:28

Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) The Taiwan High Court sentenced a former Republic of China military intelligence officer to eight years in prison Tuesday for setting up an acquaintance for interrogations by mainland Chinese agents.

Maj. Chen Shu-lung, a retired intelligence officer at the Ministry of National Defense's Military Intelligence Bureau, tricked an unidentified acquaintance into meeting him in Shanghai in 2007.

Upon arrival, however, the acquaintance was taken away by Chinese intelligence personnel for three days of interrogation, according to the court ruling.

The victim, a former ROC diplomat stationed in Japan, was subjected to questioning on issues including whether Taiwan's diplomatic missions in Japan had attempted to recruit Chinese spies.

Chen began working for the Chinese intelligence authorities after retired Lt. Gen. Chen Chu-fan (unrelated to Shu-lung), a former Military Police deputy commander, arranged a meeting between the two parties in 2006.

Local prosecutors indicted Chen Shu-lung in February and took him into custody, accusing him of providing China with intelligence on the Army, local elections and Falun Gong activities in Taiwan.

He was found guilty of violating the Classified National Security Information Protection Act and the National Intelligence Services Act.

(By Liu Shih-yi and Scully Hsiao)

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