China sentences ex-General of the Ministry of State Security to death

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Former Ministry of State Security General sentenced to death in China

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China has sentenced ex-general of the Ministry of State Security Liu Yanping to death, Epoch Times reports.

Yanping was accused of taking bribes totaling 234  million yuan (about $34.5 million). According to investigators, he received bribes for help in business and settlement of various cases.

All this money will be transferred to the state, the court noted.

Earlier it was reported that the court of the middle-level city of Tai'an, which is located in east China, sentenced the former vice chairman of the People's Political Consultative Council of Liaoning Province Li Wenxi to death for taking bribes totaling 540 million yuan ($78 million).

The verdict must be brought into execution with a deferred two years. Simultaneously with the verdict, the state must confiscate all of Li Wenxi's property.

At the same time, the publication reports that after two years, the execution can be replaced by life imprisonment with the exclusion of the right to further mitigation of punishment.

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According to the court, the unlawful actions of the accused “caused serious damage to the interests of China and its people.”

Prepared by: Sergey Daga 

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