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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 November, 2007, 12:00am

Former spy on trial for printing secrets

A retired top Taiwanese military intelligence officer had been indicted for leaking classified information that was published in his book, officials said. Chen Jui, spokesman for the High Court, said: '[Pang Ta-wei's] offence is clear. He did not destroy the classified information as he was required to do. Rather, he printed it in his book.' Some of the secrets that Pang has allegedly leaked relate to spying operations on the mainland from 1992 to 1997. Pang said he did not intend to reveal secrets, a claim prosecutors rejected. He faces a 12-year jail term. AFP