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Aug 8, 2008

DPP sues Ma Ying-jeou for treason

Updated: After Ma nullified the classification of the documents related to Chen's State Affairs fund, the DPP has opted to sue him for treason in the Taipei District Court, A-bian's lawyer has asked for the Constitutional Court to decide if this constitutes treason, claiming it was an act of political revenge. As the Taipei Times reported today,

The documents contained information pertaining to six diplomatic missions and were therefore protected under the Classified National Security Information Protection Act (國家機密保護法), [Chen Shui-bian's (陳水扁) lawyer Richard] Lee (李勝琛) said. ...

Following Ma’s inauguration, instead of declassifying the documents, the Presidential Office granted the court access to them. The Special Investigation Section of the Supreme Court Prosecutors’ Office said however that access was inadequate and sought again in June to have the documents declassified.

On Tuesday, the Presidential Office said it would declassify the documents, adding that they should not have been classified in the first place.
Who knew you could sue someone for treason?

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