TAIPEI (AFP) – A Taipei court on Friday sentenced a great-grandson of former Taiwanese leader Chiang Kai-shek to six months in prison for making threats against staff at his former school.
Andrew Chiang You-ching, 24, was convicted at the Shilin district court of intimidation charges for posting threats against the Taipei American School on Facebook as well as e-mailing them to its staff last year.
He can appeal the ruling or pay a fine of Tw$180,000 ($5,800) in exchange for not serving the sentence, the court said.
Chiang was arrested and indicted in November 2013 after the school alerted the police of his actions in a case that was much-publicised in Taiwan.
Local media said he used the words “slaughter” and “bomb” in his Facebook messages and he was also reported to have shouted and made offensive gestures outside the school.