Bo appeals against guilty verdict over graft: source
APBEIJING--Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has appealed his guilty verdict, a person close to the case said Tuesday, in a rare move that is consistent with his defiant stance but unlikely to change the outcome.
September 25, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
The person with direct knowledge of the case, but who did not wish to be identified, said the former Politburo member made the appeal orally upon the delivery of the verdict issued by the Jinan Intermediate People's Court in eastern China on Sunday.
The court announced that it found Bo guilty of embezzlement, bribery and abuse of power and sentenced him to life in prison. A copy of the verdict was later delivered to Bo, when he informed the court of his decision to appeal, the source said.
Chinese law allows appeals to be made orally, and the source said a written appeal to the higher court — Shandong Provincial Supreme People's Court — would also be submitted soon.