Five Chinese citizens were arrested last year on charges of visa fraud.

The US Department of Justice has rejected charges made a year ago against five researchers from the People’s Republic of China for concealing information about their ties with the Chinese armed forces when obtaining a visa to the United States. This was reported by the Reuters news agency.

According to him, the Ministry of Justice sent the relevant petitions to the courts on July 22 and 23, stating that it acts so “in the interests of justice.” “The recent developments in a group of cases involving defendants who are believed to have ties to the People’s Liberation Army of China, information about which was not disclosed [when applying for a visa], forced the Ministry of Justice to re-evaluate these prosecutions,” the agency quotes the statement of the American department.

According to Reuters, all five Chinese citizens who were involved in these cases were arrested last year on charges of visa fraud. They did not admit their guilt.