AsiaSat probes Falun Gong-related hijack of satellite transmissions

Kyodo News/March 16, 2005

Hong Kong -- Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co said Tuesday it has launched an investigation into Monday's interruption of its satellite transmissions with signals carrying content related to the Falun Gong spiritual movement, banned in China.

The company said in a statement that six transponders on its AsiaSat 3S satellite were deliberately interrupted by illegal signals, repeatedly carrying Falun Gong-related content.

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