China's former security tzar gets life sentence in secret graft trial

June 11, 2015 12:00 PM

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Once one of the most powerful of China’s elite, Zhou Yongkang was sentence to life in prison Thursday, after a secret trial that saw the one-time security tzar acknowledge he acted corruptly.

Mr. Zhou, a former member of the Politburo Standing Committee, was sentenced for accepting bribes, abusing power and deliberately disclosing state secrets, Chinese state media said Thursday afternoon. His personal property would be seized, and he would forego political rights, said state media, whic...

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