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Details of the trials of Wang Lijun

English.news.cn   2012-09-19 20:56:56            

BEIJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Wang Lijun, Chongqing's former vice mayor and former police chief, stood trial on Monday and Tuesday on charges of bending the law for selfish ends, defection, abuse of power and bribe-taking in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

At the trials in the Chengdu Municipal Intermediate People's Court, prosecutors produced evidence while two lawyers retained by Wang defended him.

After the trials, the court announced that the verdict would be delivered on a day to be decided.

Wang, then Chongqing's vice mayor, entered the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu without authorization and stayed there on Feb. 6 and 7 this year. The incident created negative impacts at home and abroad.

After the authorities investigated the incident in line with the law, the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee announced the termination of Wang's post as a deputy to the 11th NPC on June 30.

On July 22, Wang was arrested by the State Security Bureau of Chengdu for defection after the Chengdu Municipal People's Procuratorate approved the arrest. On Aug. 2, after the investigation was completed, the case was handed to the Chengdu Municipal People's Procuratorate for examination before prosecution.

The Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) assigned the Hefei Municipal People's Procuratorate in east China's Anhui Province to investigate Wang for bending the law for selfish ends. After the investigation was completed, the case was also transferred to the Chengdu Municipal People's Procuratorate for examination on Aug. 2.

The SPP assigned the Sichuan Provincial People's Procuratorate to investigate Wang for abuse of power and bribery. After the investigations were completed, the cases were separately handed to the Chengdu Municipal People's Procuratorate on Aug. 8 and Sept. 1.

On Sept. 5, the Chengdu Municipal People's Procuratorate filed charges against Wang with the Chengdu Municipal Intermediate People's Court.

The Chengdu Municipal Intermediate People's Court held a closed-door trial on Monday for Wang on the charges of defection and abuse of power and an open trial on the charges of bribe-taking and bending the law for selfish ends on Tuesday.

Three judges heard the cases, with Zhong Erpu, the court's deputy chief, as the chief judge. In the prosecutors' seat were Deputy Chief of the Chengdu Municipal People's Procuratorate Wang Xin and his two colleagues.

Wang's family and relatives, journalists, deputies to the people's congress, political advisors, as well as ordinary citizens attended Tuesday's trial.

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