July 29, 2015

"Man Mingan, Hefei’s deputy chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, was found dead in a residential apartment in the central Anhui province early on Tuesday morning."

South China Morning Post The former top prosecutor in the murder trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, is believed to have hanged himself on Tuesday, state media reports. by Nectar Gan

'Police had received a report at about 7am that a body had been found in a top-floor apartment. Initial investigations suggest that Man hanged himself, but authorities are still looking into the precise circumstances surrounding his death.

'A report in the Shanghai-based online news outlet, The Paper – citing anonymous sources familiar with the case ­– said that authorities had advised Man’s relatives and friends not to pay their condolences at his home for now, and that the city’s party committee held a meeting to discuss his death on Tuesday afternoon.

'Man, 60, was the chief prosecutor and Communist Party boss of Hefei procuratorate for nearly 10 years.

'The prosecution of Gu, a former lawyer and wife of Bo, a former member of the Politburo, was the biggest political scandal to hit China in decades.

'In 2012, the Hefei procuratorate charged Gu with the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.'

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