Chinese court officials say the corruption trial of former Politburo member Bo Xilai has been adjourned for the day, after the fallen official tried to discredit the testimony of his former police chief.
Bo told the court Sunday that former police chief Wang Lijun had lied when he testified Saturday that Bo had tried to cover up his wife’s involvement in the 2011 murder of a British businessman.
In Friday’s session, Bo dismissed testimony from his wife that implicated him in wrongdoing, calling her insane, and describing her testimony as “laughable.”
Bo was removed as party secretary of Chongqing and ousted from the Politburo last year, after that city’s former police chief fled to a U.S. consulate with evidence about the Bo family’s alleged involvement in a murder.
Sunday’s session was adjourned before noon. The trial will resume on Monday
- Bo Xilai Admits Mistakes (realnewsone.wordpress.com)