Bo Xilai to appeal against life imprisonment

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 11:32

London: Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai is going to appeal against his sentence of life imprisonment over charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.

Bo informed the court on Monday of his request for an appeal following the verdict, the BBC reports.

Bo was sentenced to life imprisonment for bribery, 15 years for graft and seven years for abuse of power on Sunday.

His wife, Gu Kailai, was convicted of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood and his ex-police chief Wang Lijun was also jailed for 15 years for defection, power abuse and bribe-taking.

The former party chief of Chongqing was removed from office last year over corruption charges.

The ruling Communist Party said the life sentence given to Bo showed that no one was above the law.


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First Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 11:32

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