Sun Lijun, a former powerful Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Public Security, goes to trial on charges of accepting bribes and manipulating stock markets, and illegal possession of weapons.
After the designation of the Supreme People's Procuratorate (Spp), the Changchun People's Procuratorate, Jilin Province, examined Sun's case and filed it with the city's Intermediate People's Court.
During the review phase, SPP informed Sun of his procedural rights under the law, questioning him and listening to the views of his lawyers.
Now, therefore, Sun is accused of taking advantage of his various posts in Shanghai and the Ministry of Public Security in order to secure favors in exchange for "huge bribes", as well as for manipulating stock markets and illegal possession of weapons. by fire.
Sun was arrested at the behest of the Supreme People's Procuratorate almost on the eve of last year's delicate Communist Party Plenum (November 8-11) passage, which laid the groundwork for a third and unprecedented mandate for President Xi Jinping, on charges of "taking bribes".
Sun, 52, appeared on TV with Xi visiting Wuhan on March 10, 2020, while he was under investigation in April of the same year.
On 30 September he was expelled from the party for "extreme political ambition", for having worked with others "to destroy the unity and political security of the party" and for having founded factions to control "some key departments".