Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PLA corruption court-martial to be closed to the public

An upcoming court-martial of a senior People's Liberation Army officer will be closed to the public, in keeping with past practice. According to this report,
"The expected corruption trial of retired Central Military Commission vice chair Guo Boxiong will be conducted behind closed doors, much like the recent trial of disgraced political heavyweight Zhou Yongkang, with only the verdict and select details made public once the decision has been handed down, reports Boxun News, an overseas based citizen journalism website. 
"Citing an unnamed Beijing source, the report claims that Communist Party chief Xi Jinping and the rest of the leadership have come to the conclusion that it is important for the party and the People's Liberation Army to make details of Guo's crimes known to everyone. As the case involves military secrets, however, his court martial will not be open to the public and will only be reported by state media after the trial concludes."

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