China Sentences Ex-Security Czar For Corruption
A court in China has sentenced the country’s ex-security czar to life in prison for corruption. The highest-level graft trial in six decades of communist rule was held in secret.
Zhou Yongkang was convicted of taking more than $20 million in bribes, abusing his power and – the reason the trial was held behind closed doors – leaking state secrets.
Zhou’s case breaks a longstanding political taboo against prosecuting China’s highest-ranking leaders. NPR’s Anthony Kuhn joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young with details.
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