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Bo Xilai trial enters third day

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 00:26

Aug. 24 - The trial of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai resumes for a third day in east China. Rough Cut (No Reporter Narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The trial of fallen senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai entered its third day on Saturday (August 24) in east China. Police blocked entry to the courthouse and lined roads leading to the courthouse. Dozens of journalists stood in a box that was cordoned off for the media across the street. Motorcades, believed to be carrying Bo Xilai and other attendants, were seen driving into the Jinan Intermediate People's Court shortly before the hearing, set to start at 8:30 a.m. (0030 GMT). Bo, the 64-year-old former Communist Party chief of Chongqing metropolis, has been charged with illegally taking almost 27 million yuan ($4.4 million), corruption and abuse of power. Bo denied the first two charges against him during proceedings on Thursday (August 22) and Friday (August 23) as he made his first public appearance for the first time since being ousted early last year. Bo could face the death sentence, though a suspended death sentence is more likely, which effectively means life imprisonment, or a 20-year term. His guilt is an almost foregone conclusion given that prosecutors and courts come under Communist Party control.

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Bo Xilai trial enters third day

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 00:26