Bo Xilai writes defiant prison letter vowing to clear his name: Report
BEIJING (AFP) - Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai has written a defiant letter from prison vowing to clear his name, just days ahead of a court verdict following a high-profile corruption trial, Hong Kong media reported on Thursday.
Formerly a top-ranked member of the ruling Communist Party, Bo - almost certain to be found guilty on Sunday - said in the letter to family members that his name will "one day" be cleared, the South China Morning Post reported.
Bo, once tipped for membership of China's most powerful political body before his dramatic fall from grace last year, indicated that he expects to receive a jail term, writing that he will "wait quietly in the prison".
"My father was jailed many times. I will follow his footsteps," the newspaper cited Bo as writing.