BEIJING, July 8 (Xinhua) -- China's former railways minister Liu Zhijun was sentenced death penalty with a two-year reprieve here on Monday for bribery and abuse of power.
The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court announced the verdict of the first instance.
The court sentenced Liu to death with a two-year reprieve, deprived his political right for life and confiscated all his personal propery for taking bribes. Liu was also sentenced to 10 years in jail for abuse of power, according to the court verdict.
The combined punishment for Liu's crimes is death penalty with a two-year reprieve, deprival of political rights for life, and confiscation of all personal property, the court said.