【新唐人2013年09月24日讯】 薄熙来上诉 外界预测或难成功
Bo Xilai Appeal: Outside World Predicts It’s Difficult to Win
On Sept. 22 Bo Xilai, Former Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
Politburo member and Chongqing Party Secretary was sentenced.
He received life imprisonment, deprivation of political rights
and had all personal property confiscated due to bribery,
embezzlement and abuse of power. Currently, Bo has appealed.
‘Reuters ci’ted information sources saying Bo has appealed
against the judgment of life imprisonment.
The appeal process could take as long as two months.
‘AFP’ also quoted sources confirming that Bo has appealed
However, analysts believe that, since the judicial system is
controlled by the CCP, Bo is unlikely to win if he appeals.
Peking University Law School professor He Weifang also told
VOA that it was expected that Bo will appeal, however the
second trial will be upheld.
Bo Xilai Shouted In Court, Did He Feel Abandoned?
Hong Kong media revealed that when Bo heard the verdict of
life imprisonment, he roared in court shouting “this is unfair".
This scene is not shown by the Chinese Communist Party
(CCP) mouthpiece CCTV or Jinan Intermediate People’s Court.
However, a high-definition photo in which Bo had tears in his
eyes and his shoulders were pressed by two policemen is online.
Mainland China constitutional scholar Chen Yongmiao told
VOA that Bo shouting at the court is probably because he
eventually realized that he is completely deceived and has
been abandoned by the CCP.
Chen Yongmiao analyzes that CCP central might communicate
‘ina certain way’ with Bo earlier.
The verdict was clearly outside Bos’ expectations: he felt
abandoned and betrayed, that is why he shouted like that.
Chen Yongmiao believes the t.v. footage showing Bo with
tears in his eyes might relate to his feeling of being betrayed.
Bos’ first trial has been always regarded as acting in
accordance with the script, Bo is a highly cooperative actor.