China’s zero tolerance for corruption, former justice minister sentenced to death
Former Justice Minister Fu Zhenghua, 67, committed high-profile corruption for personal gain during his tenure, according to Chinese media. As a result, a Chinese court on Thursday sentenced the former justice minister to two years in prison and death. With this decision, China has once again made it clear that it will not tolerate corruption.
Former Railway Minister was also sentenced to death in 2013
Earlier, the former railway minister of China was also sentenced to death in 2013. He was also found guilty of corruption.
What is the whole incident?
In July, China’s former Justice Minister Fai Zhenghua was arrested on bribery charges. During the court hearing, Fey admitted the charges against him. According to Chinese media, Fe had “117 million yuan ($17.3 million) in gifts or money.
According to the report, “Fu held a very high position in the Chinese government and held several positions in the government, including minister of justice. He was accused of corruption by abusing his position. Fu had embezzled billions for personal gain.
When the court case began in July, prosecutors said, “During his tenure at the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, Fu knowingly avoided criminal prosecution of his brother, who was facing serious criminal charges.” In his closing statement in court, Fu admitted his guilt and pleaded guilty. Fu himself regretted his actions.
What is the provision of death penalty with two years?
Under Chinese law, the death penalty has a special meaning of imprisonment of two years or more. This means that the death sentence can be commuted to life imprisonment depending on the conduct of the guilty. Therefore, Fu is also sentenced to two years, if he proves within these two years that he really regrets his mistake, his sentence can be commuted to life imprisonment.