lørdag 2. oktober 2021

China’s ex-justice minister held for probe into ‘serious violations’ of Communist Party discipline

Former Chinese justice minister Fu Zhenghua has been detained for an investigation into “serious violations” of party discipline, the Communist Party’s anti-corruption watchdog announced on Saturday. State media did not give details of the reasons for the probe.

Fu, 66, once a political rising star, was removed from his post in the ministry early last year, indicating his retirement. He was appointed a member of the Social and Legal Affairs Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a consultation role. Fu rose to fame in 2013 when he was chosen to lead the investigation into China’s former security chief,
Zhou Yongkang, who was eventually jailed for life for corruption and abuse of power. Fu was then seen as a high-flyer and became a member of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, the highest body overlooking law enforcement, in September 2015.