Foreign Ministry: The trial of Australian citizen Cheng Lei on suspicion of illegally providing state secrets to foreign countries began today
This article was transferred from;On March 31, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin held a regular press conference.Wang Wenbin said that the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court today held a closed-door trial of the Australian defendant Cheng Lei’s case of illegally providing state secrets to foreign countries. Cheng Lei and her defense lawyers attended the trial.According to the Criminal Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China and other relevant provisions, cases involving state secrets are not heard in public and no one is allowed to attend.Cheng Lei, an Australian citizen, is suspected of illegally providing state secrets to foreign countries. The case involves state secrets. It is legitimate and lawful for the relevant court to hold a closed hearing in accordance with the law.China is a country under the rule of law. Judicial organs handle cases strictly in accordance with the law and fully protect the litigation rights of the people involved.Relevant parties should earnestly respect China’s judicial sovereignty and refrain from interfering in any form with China’s judicial organs in handling cases according to law.