Family of murdered Briton seeks damages in China
BEIJING (AP) - The family of a British businessman who was murdered by the wife of an influential Chinese politician is seeking compensation from his killer, a lawyer said.
Beijing attorney Li Xiaolin said lawyers representing Neil Heywood's family had met with lawyers for Gu Kailai, the jailed wife of the former Communist Party leader in the megacity of Chongqing, to ask for compensation.
The spokesman for the British Embassy, John Gallagher, said British officials had repeatedly raised the issue of compensation for the Heywood family with China's Foreign Ministry.
"We made the Chinese authorities aware of the family's concerns on the compensation issue on several occasions since the trial, most recently twice during July 2013," Mr Gallagher said.