US judicial authorities have charged a US citizen and 4 Chinese language intelligence officers with spying on outstanding opponents of the Chinese language regime, human rights leaders and democracy activists residing in america.
A press release from the New York Metropolis Prosecutor's Workplace mentioned the 5 had been plotting to silence Chinese language dissidents, pro-democracy activists and outstanding human rights activists.
The indictment alleges that Wang Shujun of Queens, New York, used his place throughout the abroad Chinese language, dissident and dissident communities to collect details about their actions for the Chinese language Ministry of State Safety.
Chinese language-American Shojun Wang, 73, primarily based in New York, was arrested on March 16 on suspicion of being a Chinese language authorities agent, and can seem in courtroom at a later date, whereas the 4 accused Chinese language officers are nonetheless at giant, in keeping with the Ministry of Justice.
“The alleged accusations made by america are pure lies,” the Chinese language Embassy in Washington mentioned in a written assertion despatched to Reuters.
“We urge the US facet to conduct a good and lawful investigation, correctly deal with related circumstances, and defend the authorized rights of affected Chinese language residents,” she added.
The indictment added that Wang had offered info to China's Ministry of State Safety since not less than 2011, noting that its officers ordered him to focus on Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, pro-democracy activists, and activists. Taiwan Independence, Uyghur Points and Tibetan Activists.