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Xu Caihou received adequate medical care: military procuratorate

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 20:53, March 16, 2015

BEIJING, March 16 -- China's military procuratorate on Monday said Xu Caihou, former vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), received adequate medical attention before his death from bladder cancer on Sunday.

Xu was diagnosed on Feb. 4, 2013. The military procuratorate concluded its bribery investigation on Oct. 27 last year and transferred the case to the next stage of review and prosecution.

Since Xu's case went on file for investigation, he has been under surveillance as a patient at the PLA General Hospital. As his condition worsened, the best medical care was provided, the military procuratorate said.

Xu has been expelled from the Communist Party of China and discharged from military service and stripped of his rank as general.

The military procuratorate said that, according to China's Criminal Procedure Law, the public prosecution department had reviewed the objectivity, relevance and validity of the evidence in Xu's case, finding that the confession, testimony and evidence corroborated each other.

Xu was found to have taken advantage of his position to promote others, accepting a huge amount of bribes both personally and through his family.

While the military procuratorate has made a decision that no prosecution of Xu will take place after his death, Xu's belongings he obtained through accepting bribes will be handled in accordance with law, the military procuratorate said.

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