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Charges in fake news case dropped

LEVELS OF CONSEQUENCE:While a Taiwanese diplomat based in Osaka killed himself in the wake of the report, the judge ruled that it had not invoked public fear

By Tung Chen-kuo, Liu Pin-chuan and William Hetherington  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

“Finding heavier laws [with which to charge Yu] is a simple matter, but in the end I used the Social Order Maintenance Act — the lightest option — to pursue charges,” Hsieh said.

The Puli Police Precinct on Saturday said they would respect the court’s decision and would not pursue further charges against Yu.

Additional reporting by Wu Cheng-feng, Weng yu-huang, Peng Wan-hsin and Lin Tsui-yi in Japan

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