Taiwanese historian sentenced to prison for libel





A history professor of one of the nation's most prestigious universities was yesterday sentenced by high court to serve 50 days in prison or pay a NT$100,000 fine and serve two years of probation.

Chen Feng-yang, chairperson of the history department at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), was found guilty of defamation charges brought by Lu Jian-rong, an ex-adjunct history professor at NTNU, after Chen allegedly attacked Lu's reputation on NTNU's website by calling him “a historian rotten from the roots” who is “malicious, sinful, and unforgivable” the court said....

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