China's Bo Xilai to appeal life sentence: Source

This picture taken on Sunday, Sept 22, 2013, and released by Jinan Intermediate People's Court shows Chinese political star Bo Xilai (second right) wearing a pair of handcuffs as he stands in a courtroom in Jinan, east China's Shandong province. Bo&n
This picture taken on Sunday, Sept 22, 2013, and released by Jinan Intermediate People's Court shows Chinese political star Bo Xilai (second right) wearing a pair of handcuffs as he stands in a courtroom in Jinan, east China's Shandong province. Bo has informed the court that convicted him to a life sentence over corruption that he will appeal, a source said on Monday, Sept 23, 2013, adding further drama to the high-profile case. -- PHOTO: AFP / JINAN INTERMEDIATE PEOPLE'S COURT

BEIJING (AFP) - Former senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai has informed the court that convicted him to a life sentence over corruption that he will appeal, a source said on Monday, adding further drama to the high-profile case.

"He informed the court yesterday of his request for an appeal following the verdict," a source with direct knowledge of the situation said.