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China's Gu Kailai gets suspended death sentence: witnesses
Reuters ^ | 08/19/12 | John Ruwitch

Posted on 08/19/2012 8:44:39 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

China's Gu Kailai gets suspended death sentence: witnesses

By John Ruwitch

HEFEI, China | Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:28pm EDT

(Reuters) - A Chinese court sentenced the wife of ousted Politburo member Bo Xilai to death on Monday but suspended her execution, witnesses to the hearing said, ending one chapter of a scandal that has shaken the country and engulfed a leadership transition planned for later this year.

The sentence means that Gu Kailai is likely to face life in jail for murdering British businessman Neil Heywood last year, provided she does not commit offences in the next two years.

A court official called by Reuters would not immediately confirm the sentence, saying that a news conference to announce the outcome of the closed-door hearing would be held shortly.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boxilai; china; gukailai; neilheywood
If the political climate changes, they may release her in a few years, citing her health problem.
1 posted on 08/19/2012 8:44:53 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jeff Head; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; Avenger; ...
Everybody backed off from the head-on collusion.
2 posted on 08/19/2012 8:46:26 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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So the wife is out of the way. But what are they going to do with Bo?


3 posted on 08/19/2012 8:59:12 PM PDT by mojito
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Hopefully they’ll sack him. He’s a crazy Neo-Maoist hardliner.


4 posted on 08/19/2012 9:02:06 PM PDT by Shadow44
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I really cannot understand why anybody would want to go and work in China (as some Americans do). You do the wrong thing there (something that would be considered normal in the West) and you could find yourself tied to a poll and blindfolded with a pistol at your head. China would only be a choice above North Korea (and Islamic nations)

I would easily choose Vietnam over China (if they were the only two nations I could choose from). MAJOR difference between the two.


5 posted on 08/19/2012 9:06:12 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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