China’s former military chief sentenced to life imprisonment

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China President Xi Jinping

China President Xi Jinping

A military court on Wednesday convicted Fang Fenghui, former Chief of Staff of China’s Central Military Commission Joint Staff Department, on three counts of crime.

The court sentenced him to life imprisonment according to the law.

Fang was found guilty of accepting and offering bribe as well as holding a huge amount of property from unidentified sources.

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“He was also deprived of his political rights for life and had his personal properties confiscated,’’ the judgment stated.

Report says the illicit money and properties confiscated will be turned over to the state coffers.