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A Group Of Almost 200 British Academics From More Than A Dozen UK Universities Could Face Jail, As Officials Probe Whether They May Have Unwittingly Helped The Chinese Government Build Weapons Of Mass Destruction
A Group Of Almost 200 British Academics From More Than A Dozen UK Universities Could Face Jail, As Officials Probe Whether They May Have Unwittingly Helped The Chinese Government Build Weapons Of Mass Destruction
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A group of almost 200 British academics from more than a dozen UK universities could face jail, as officials probe whether they may have unwittingly helped the Chinese government build weapons of mass destruction.Officials are investigating the academics amid suspicion they may have breached laws designed to protect national security and human rights.The academics, who are from 20 UK universities, including some of the most prestigious in the country, are suspected of breaching the Export Control Order 2008.The law carries a maximum 10 year prison sentence for those who breach it.It is intended to prevent intellectual property in highly sensitive fields - including military and security - from being sent to hostile states. Pioneering technology on aircraft, missile design and cyberweapons may have been sent to China, according to . Officials are preparing to send around 200 enforcement notices to those suspected of breaching the rules, the reports add, though this has since been denied by a Government source. Meanwhile, ai solutions a source told the Times: 'We could be seeing dozens of academics in courts before long. A group of almost 200 British academics from more than a dozen universities could face jail, as officials probe whether they may have unwittingly helped the Chinese government build weapons of mass destruction. Pictured: Library image showing A Dongfeng-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missiles group formation Officials at HMRC (pictured: The HMRC Headquarters in London) are investigating the academics amid suspicion they may have breached laws designed to protect national security and human rights'If even 10 per cent lead to successful prosecutions, we'd be looking at around 20 academics going to jail for helping the Chinese build super-weapons.'<div class="art-ins mol-factbox floatRHS news" data-version="2" id="mol-a8575040-6a04-11eb-8a75-3146d995304a" website 200 academics could face jail&apos; over sending data to China

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