Agence France-PresseOctober 25, 2013 01:31
A Chinese court on Friday rejected fallen politician Bo Xilai's appeal against his corruption conviction and confirmed his life sentence, as authorities looked to draw a line under a damaging scandal
"The facts of the first instance verdict are clear, the evidence is reliable, sufficient, and the sentence is appropriate," the Shandong province high court said in its ruling, which it released to the media and posted on its website.
"The court rules as follows: reject the appeal, uphold the original verdict. This verdict is the final ruling."