Zhou Yongkang, arrested Chinese former security boss, may get death penalty with reprieve

December 7, 2014 3:48 PM

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BEIJING: Chinese prosecutors have made sure that the court considers giving former security czar Zhou Yongkang a death sentence or at least the sentence of death with a reprieve. This has been done by adding the charge of sedition to the list of other allegations that including corruption and moral turpitude.

If that happens, the prosecutors will be creating history because no leader of such high rank, who has been a member of the powerful political standing committee of the Chinese Communist Party, has been given a death sentence in the past.

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