Man indicted for sending strange package to Hong Kong office in Taipei

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/10/28
By:  Central News Agency

A suspicious box was sent to Hong Kong office in Taipei. (Facebook photo)

Taipei, Oct. 28 (CNA) A Taiwanese man who allegedly sent a package in August to the Hong Kong representative office in Taipei containing items that symbolized blood and fear was indicted Monday on charges of intimidation.

The package contained a piece of clothing covered in red paint, a stack of joss paper, commonly known as ghost money, and a letter to the Hong Kong government, protesting its controversial handling of the months-long pro-democracy protests there, the Taipei District Prosecutors Office said.

In the letter, the suspect Lin Chih-yu (林致宇) warned the Hong Kong Economic Trade and Cultural Office (HKETCO) that it could face "more radical or even violent, erratic protests" if the Hong Kong authorities did not peacefully resolve the ongoing clashes between police and protestors in the special administrative region, prosecutors said.

Lin, a student at Providence University in Taichung, also warned HKETCO that hackers had obtained the personal information of all its employees, and he urged the office to protect the safety of its staff, according to prosecutors.    [FULL  STORY]

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