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Former Chinese Politician Has Spirited Defense At Trial

Thu, August 22, 2013 9:08pm

Story by Anthony Kuhn




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The former politician Bo Xilai offered a spirited defense in court in China on Thursday, surprising observers who had expected a quick show trial to end the country's biggest political scandal in decades. However Bo was allowed to cross-examine witnesses and tell judges he had been framed in the bribery charges against him. He said he had confessed to the charges under psychological pressure during interrogation.

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