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Bo Xilai dismisses wife's testimony at trial

Former top Chinese politician Bo Xilai has dismissed testimony from his wife, Gu Kailai, at his trial, saying she was unstable and had been coerced.

The former Chongqing Communist Party chief, who is charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power, denied accepting bribes from businessmen.

He said he was coerced into making a confession and rubbished testimony from witnesses who included his wife.

The abuse of power charge relates to the murder of a British businessman.

John Sudworth reports from outside the court in Jinan.

  • 23 Aug 2013
  • From the section Asia
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