Indyplus video: Bo Xilai trial opens in China amid tight security


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The Independent Online

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai went on trial today to face charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, in one of the decades most lurid political scandals.

Former Communist Party secretary Bo entered the courthouse flanked by police in the eastern city of Jinan, the court said.Proceedings were held amid extremely tight security, with foreign journalists completely denied access to the courtroom.

Watch video of Day 1 of the trial below: