Chiang Kai-shek's great-grandson indicted in Taiwan

Chiang Kai-shek's great-grandson indicted in Taiwan

TAIPEI - A great-grandson of former Taiwanese leader Chiang Kai-shek was charged Thursday with making threats against staff at his old school.

Andrew Chiang You-ching was detained for questioning early this month after the Taipei American School told police he had threatened the institution and its staff.

The 23-year-old was later released on bail of Tw$80,000 ($2,710).

"Since August, Andrew Chiang had frequently posted threats on his Facebook page and e-mailed them to relevant school staff," prosecutors in the Taipei District Court said in the indictment.

If convicted he could face a jail term of up to four years.

Chiang is the youngest of the three children of Chiang Hsiao-yung, the grandson of Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek.

Chiang Kai-shek fled to Taiwan in 1949 after losing a civil war in China to the communists, and was president of the island until his death in 1975.

Chiang Hsiao-yung died of cancer in 1996.

Andrew Chiang was born in Canada and spent a long time in the United States. It was not clear when he attended the school in Taipei.

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