The China Post
Date: December 1, 2015
By: Joseph Yeh
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Two Taiwanese intelligence officers who were imprisoned by mainland China for nearly a decade were released and returned to Taiwan last month, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed yesterday.
Military spokesman Luo Shao-ho told local media that the two officers, Col. Chu Kung-hsun (朱恭訓) and Col. Hsu Chang-kuo (徐章國), listed under the MND’s Military Intelligence Bureau (MIB, 軍情局), were arrested by the mainland Chinese authorities in 2006 before being given a life sentence and held as prisoners on the other side of the Taiwan Strait.
The mainland side agreed to release the two in October and the pair returned to Taiwan safely in mid-October, Luo noted.
Luo said the government had been trying to free the two detained senior intelligence agents since 2008.
“The R.O.C. government would like to express our respect and gratitude toward Chu and Hsu who made sacrifices for this country and to their family members who suffered due to the two’s imprisonment,” Luo said. [FULL STORY]