Xinhua reported on the two day trial of former police chief Wang Lijun at the Chengdu Intermediate Court. It took place on September 17 and 18, 2012. “The Public Procurator produced relevant evidence. Two lawyers that Wang appointed presented his defense. The court announced that the judgment will be announced at a later date.”
“The testimonies of witnesses show that on January 28, 2012, when Wang reported to the then official in charge at the Chongqing Party Committee that Bo Gu Kalai might possibly be a major suspect in the November 15, 2011, (Heywood murder) case, Wang was angrily rebuked and slapped in the face.” Xinhua did not name Bo Xilai.
“On February 6, Wang canceled his scheduled official duties saying he had conflicts due to other engagements. At 14:31, Wang entered the Consular General’s office of the United States in Chengdu without authorization.”
“The indictment of the Public Procurator shows that Wang had a brief conversation with consular officials about environmental protection, education, and other matters. Wang then requested the United States to provide asylum and wrote an application for political asylum saying that he had received a threat to his personal safety as a result of investigating a case.”
Source: Xinhua reprinted by People’s Daily, September 20, 2012