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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bo Guagua: 'Facts will speak for themselves'

The son of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai has broken his silence and submitted a witness statement to the murder trial of his mother.

An e-mail from Bo Guagua, 24, to CNN confirms that he has made a statement which will be used in the trial due to begin tomorrow.

The young man's mother, Gu Kailai, will go on trial in in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei accused of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood.

One of the most politically sensitive cases in the country in decades, many Chinese people see the charge as part of an attempt to ruin Bo Xilai politically.

Gu and a Bo family aide have been charged with murdering Heywood, a former family friend who lived in China who had helped get Guagua into Harrow, and then into Oxford University.

'As I was cited as a motivating factor for the crimes accused of my mother, I have already submitted my witness statement,' Guagua told CNN in an email.

'I hope that my mother will have the opportunity to review them,' he added. 'I have faith that facts will speak for themselves.' Read More