Supreme Court orders retrial for former President Ma

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/03
By: Hsiao Po-wen and Ko Lin 

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) The Supreme Court on Thursday revoked the conviction of former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on charges of leaking classified information and sent the case back to the High Court for a retrial, saying the judges had not clarified the facts.

In May last year, the Taiwan High Court found Ma guilty of leaking classified information related to the investigation of an opposition lawmaker while the probe was in progress.

The High Court sentenced Ma to four months in prison for violating the Communication Security and Surveillance Act. The decision overturned a not guilty verdict previously issued by a district court.

However, the Supreme Court on Thursday order a retrial, saying the High Court’s judgment did not clarify many of the facts in the case that led it to issue a guilty verdict.    [FULL  STORY]

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