Secret hearing for police chief in China scandal
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Published Monday, September 17, 2012 7:10AM EDT
CHENGDU, China -- The lawyer for an ex-police chief at the center of China's worst political scandal in decades says his trial opened a day early with a closed hearing involving state secrets.
Wang Lijun's lawyer, Wang Yuncai, says Monday's hearing examined the charges of defection and abuse of power, and those charges, she says, involved state secrets.
Wang fled to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu in February and divulged the murder of a British businessman, resulting in the removal of his boss, Bo Xilai, from the communist leadership, the conviction of Bo's wife for murder and friction amid Chinese leaders.