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Xinhua: China court rejects Bo Xilai's appeal

In a 22 Sept. 2013 file photo, Bo Xilai, former China's Communist Party high-level politician was convicted of life sentence at Jinan court.

In a 22 Sept. 2013 file photo, Bo Xilai, former China's Communist Party high-level politician was convicted of life sentence at Jinan court.

Chinese Shandong high court has rejected the appeal of former politician Bo Xilai Friday and upheld his life sentence and personal wealth confiscated verdict for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.

The high court announced its decision in a brief hearing on Friday morning, as reported by state media Xinhuanet.

Bo Xilai, the former Communist Party leader in the city of Chongqing, was a member of the powerful politburo, one of the 25 senior party officials in the country. He was removed from office in 2012 amid several scandals and was convicted of the charges by Jinan court in September.


Updated : 2021-08-02 17:23 GMT+08:00