Зачем Бо привлек к себе все внимание

КЛЕРМОНТ, КАЛИФОРНИЯ – По мере хода показательных процессов над Бо Силаем, некогда чванливым и обласканным СМИ руководителем Коммунистической партии Китая (КПК) в городе Чунцин, драма в главной роли с ним неожиданно превратилась в импровизацию. До начала процесса общее мнение было таково: суд над Бо был тщательно спланирован и отрепетирован, чтобы выставить его как жалкого кающегося грешника, сознающегося в своих преступлениях и просящего у партии прощения.

Но исторический пятидневный процесс развеял все надежды на то, что Бо спокойно отправится в свою камеру в печально знаменитой пекинской тюрьме Квинчен, где содержатся «падшие» представители высшего руководства. Он яростно боролся с обвинением, защищая себя с такой отвагой, что удивлялись практически все, кто читал протоколы заседаний, которые в первый день процесса суд публиковал в реальном времени.

Бо дал отвод одному из своих обвинителей, сказав, что тот «продал свою душу». Он охарактеризовал показания своей жены Гу Кайлай, сейчас ожидающей отсроченного смертного приговора за убийство британского бизнесмена Нила Хейвуда в 2011 году, как «комичные» и «вымышленные», да вдобавок еще назвал ее «сумасшедшей».

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