Bo Xilai in court next to security guards in August 2013
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Bo Xilai: Court rejects appeal against conviction

A court in China has rejected an appeal by the disgraced politician, Bo Xilai, against his conviction for bribery and corruption.

It means Mr Bo will serve the life sentence he was originally given.

Mr Bo was once one of China's rising political stars, tipped as a possible future leader, but he fell from grace spectacularly after his wife was accused of murdering a British businessman.

It was China's biggest political scandal in decades.

John Sudworth reports.

  • 25 Oct 2013
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