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Scholar, policeman indicted for jeopardizing national security

2012/06/19 17:35:19

Taipei, June 19 (CNA) The Taipei District Prosecutors Office indicted an associate professor at Central Police University and a policeman Tuesday for violating the National Security Act, after discovering that the suspects collected intelligence at the request of Chinese officials in charge of Taiwan affairs.

According to the indictment, the scholar, Wu Chang-yu, became acquainted during a visit to China between 2006 and 2007 with a Beijing official identified only by the surname Zhang, who collects intelligence for the city's office dealing with Taiwan affairs.

Prosecutors said that in 2010, at Zhang's request, Wu helped collect information on Chinese scholar and democracy advocate Cui Weiping and her movements during a visit she made to Taiwan.

Wu acquired the intelligence with the assistance of Lin Po-hung, head of the foreign affairs division of the Hsinchu County Police Bureau, and Lin's subordinate Wu Tung-lin. He then flew to Guangdong Province, where he handed over the intelligence in person to Zhang, prosecutors said.

Zhang paid Wu Chang-yu 30,000 yuan (US$4,719), they added.

The indictment said that Wu Chang-yu and Wu Tung-lin were both indicted, while Lin was granted deferred prosecution on a charge of leaking secrets for two years after he confessed and expressed remorse.

Lin must donate NT$100,000 to public interest groups and provide 80 hours of voluntary labor services, according to the indictment.

(By Liu Shih-yi and Elizabeth Hsu)