Want China Times
Intelligence officers found to have engaged in espionage will face more severe punishment than in the past, according to an amendment to Taiwan’s National Intelligence Services Act that cleared the Legislature Tuesday.
The amended law stipulates that intelligence officers caught divulging the nation’s intelligence information will have their sentences increased by 50%.
The stiffer penalty will also apply to intelligence officers who engage in espionage within one year of their retirement or departure from their posts.
Meanwhile, non-military personnel who divulge or pass on the source or channel of their information, or the organization of intelligence or information related to the identity and actions of intelligence officers or communications security controls will now face prison terms of between three and 10 years. [FULL STORY]