3 Chinese National Sent to Prison for Illegally Photographing Florida Navy Base

The trial of three Chinese nationals who illegally took photographs of a Navy base in Key West, Florida, has finally come to an end, with all receiving lengthy prison sentences, as reported by CNN.

The first was 27-year-old Liao Lyuyou, who was sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty. Lyuyou illegally entered the restricted base in December and took multiple photos and videos before being arrested. Lyuyou claimed that he was trying to take pictures of the sunrise, but had climbed over a security fence and continued to take pictures even after being warned by numerous witnesses.

Two other Chinese nationals, 25-year-old Jielun Zhang and 24-year-old Yuhao Wang, were arrested in January after driving into the base even after security told them to turn around and leave. Both were students attending the University of Michigan at the time, and took photos and videos with both their cell phones and a Nikon camera. The two pled guilty in March, and Zhang ultimately received the steepest sentence of a year in prison, while Wang was sentenced to 9 months in prison.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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