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A former intimate of Gu Kailai, the wife of ousted Chinese strongman Bo Xilai, flew to Beijing only days before prosecutors announced she was being charged with murder.
Patrick Henri Devillers, the Frenchman who shared an apartment in Britain with Gu, surrendered to Chinese authorities on July 17.
Gu’s indictment for the murder of Neil Heywood, a British businessman and close friend and business partner, was announced on July 26.
Heywood was found dead in November in a hotel room in Chongqing, the center of Bo’s political rule in southwestern China.
That triggered a police investigation and ultimately a political firestorm that shook the top leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.
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