China’s Ministry of State Security agents harass U.S. Chinese diaspora

In March 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice announced cases against individuals related to China’s Ministry of State Security and the broader People’s Republic of China (PRC) government for harassing members of the Chinese diaspora in the United States. In one case that has been ongoing since 2015, the defendant, a co-founder of a Queens pro-democracy organization and prominent member of the Chinese diaspora community, acted at the direction of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) to report on dissidents and other leaders, including Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, Uyghur advocates and those of Tibetan and Taiwanese independence, some of which led to the arrests of dissidents in Hong Kong. In another case, two individuals acted at the direction of a third who worked for a PRC-based technology company to stalk, surveil, and defame pro-democracy activists in New York City, California, and Indiana.

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Date: March 2022
Country: United States
Source: Source Source 2