DOJ Drops Case Against Five Chinese Researchers

The United States Department of Justice on Friday dropped its cases against five Chinese researchers accused of having ties to the Chinese military.

A trial for one of the researchers was supposed to start on Monday, but judges found that the FBI had not informed them of their Fifth Amendment rights before interviewing them.

According to The Wall Street Journal, “in brief court filings late Thursday and Friday, prosecutors said they would no longer pursue visa fraud [or] other charges against” researchers Tang Juan, Chen Song, Guan Lei, and Zhao Kaika as well as one other unnamed individual.

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