Probe into airport scuffle concludes; four charged

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 05, 2017
By: Cheng Shu-ting and Tseng Wei-chen / Staff reporters

Prosecutors on Friday concluded an investigation into a violent incident that took place

Chang Wei holds a subpoena delivered to him by airport police at Taoyuan International Airport on Chang’s return to Taiwan on Jan. 15. Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in January following the arrival of Joshua Wong (黃之鋒) and other Hong Kong democracy advocates, charging Chang Wei (張瑋) and three other fellow members of the China Unification Promotion Party (CUPP) with obstructing police officers in the discharge of their duties.

The indictments, issued by the Taoyuan District Prosecutors’ Office, carry a maximum jail term of three years or a maximum fine of NT$300.

Prosecutors said Chang, 40, was the leader of the group which confronted and allegedly tried to assault Wong and the other Hong Kong visitors as they walked through the exit area of the airport on Jan. 7.    [FULL  STORY]

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