China’s former justice minister faces life in prison amid purge of security officials


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Former Chinese justice minister Fu Zhenghua, who had headed several high-profile investigations into corruption, has been jailed for life for accepting bribes, state media says, as a purge of officials intensified ahead of a key Communist party congress. Fu, 67, was handed a suspended death sentence that will be commuted to life imprisonment after two years, with no possibility of parole, according to state media on Thursday. Fu was deputy head of the ministry of public security before becoming justice minister in 2018, and had led many high-profile investigations and crackdowns including an investigation about a decade ago into Zhou...