A 20‑year‑old Chinese student has been sentenced to a year in a federal US prison after he pleaded guilty to illegally taking pictures at a key US defense intelligence facility in Florida.
A federal judge gave Zhao Qianli the maximum sentence after his guilty plea of one count of photographing defense installations.
The court documents give no specific indication whether Zhao was attempting to commit espionage.
A US Navy video calls the Key West facility "one of the leading intelligence fusion centers in the world.
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