A former Chinese justice minister and senior police official was sentenced to death on Thursday for corruption, with his sentence suspended and likely to be commuted to life in prison, a court announced.
Fu Zhenghua, 67, is also a former Vice Minister of Public Security, who began his career as a simple inspector in Beijing. He is one of the most important political personalities to have fallen from grace in the last five years.
His conviction comes shortly before the Chinese Communist Party congress in mid-October.in which President Xi Jinping hopes to obtain a third term at the head of the political organization.
Fu Zheng Hua “was convicted of accepting bribes” Y “violated the law in his personal interest and that of his relatives”announced the people’s court of Changchun, in the province of Jilin (northeast).
He was sentenced to death, but escaped a final sentence for having collaborated with investigators in other cases.
The suspension of the application of the death penalty is for two years. At the end of this period, it will be commuted to life imprisonment. “no sentence reduction” possible, according to the same source.