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Sep 22, 2022 05:45 PM
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Former Justice Minister Given Suspended Death Sentence

Fu Zhenghua
Fu Zhenghua

What’s new: Former justice minister Fu Zhenghua has been handed a suspended death sentence on Thursday for accepting bribes and bending the law for personal gains, state media reported. Fu was given the death penalty with a two-year reprieve which will see the 67-year-old serve a lifetime jail sentence if he does not commit a crime during the initial two-year period. Authorities emphasized that even after the two years, Fu will not be able commute the sentence or seek parole.

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