Jun 11, 2015 09:13 PM

Ex-Security Boss Zhou Yongkang Jailed for Life by Tianjin Court

(Beijing) – Zhou Yongkang, who once headed the domestic security apparatus as one of China's most powerful people, has been sentenced to life in prison for taking bribes, abusing his power and leaking state secrets, the official Xinhua news agency said on June 11.

Zhou, 73, who had a seat on the ruling Communist Party's all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee before retiring in 2012, was handed the sentence by the Tianjin No. 1 Intermediate People's Court.

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