SCMP: Bo’s ex-ally to face trial next week, sources sayPosted: August 10, 2012
SCMP’s Choi Chi-yuk reports from Hefei: “Former police chief who fled to the US consulate out of fear is charged with treason but is likely to get a lenient sentence
“The trial of former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun will open next week in Chengdu, Sichuan, two sources say.
“A Chengdu-based source said Wang will be charged with treason, which carries the death penalty. But the source said a lenient sentence would be handed down because Wang earned ‘merits’ during the investigation. Another source, close to the Chongqing government, confirmed that Wang’s trial would open in Chengdu in a few days.”