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Bo Xilai: Life sentence for Chinese politician

22 September 2013 Last updated at 04:19 BST

Disgraced former Chinese politician, Bo Xilai, has been found guilty of corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power.

Bo, who denied the charges, was removed from office in 2012 amid a scandal which saw his wife convicted for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.

A court in Jinan delivered its verdict on Sunday and sentenced him to life in jail, although has the right to appeal.

The BBC's John Sudworth described the verdict as a "political purge".