September 22, 2020, 04.09 PM

The officer has been charged with four counts, including enlisting in the service of a foreign country on US soil, misrepresentation, and obstructing the operation of a public service.

New York City police commissioner Dermot Shea said the officer "violated every oath he took in this country. One to the United States, another to the US Army, and a third to this Police Department".

He was brought before a judge Monday and taken into custody, a spokesperson for the Brooklyn federal prosecutor told AFP.

According to the NYPD, he is currently suspended without pay.

Read also: Indian Facing Accusation of Spying in Germany Goes on Trial in Frankfurt

Despite the man's claims he was tortured in China because of his ethnicity, the investigation allegedly revealed that both of his parents were members of the Chinese Communist Party.

"If confirmed by the courts," the espionage operation "shows that the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in malign operations to suppress dissent, not only in Tibet... but any place in the world," said the International Campaign for Tibet, an advocacy group that promotes Tibetans' freedoms and rights.

After allowing Tibet to function autonomously from 1912-1950, Beijing retook control of the territory in 1951.

The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has lived in exile since 1959. 

(Writer & Editor: TU/CJC/JM/JH, Agence France-Presse)

Source: http://u.afp.com/3RfH 

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