Former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for defecting and other crimes.
He sparked a political scandal when he disclosed the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.
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The 20-year-old died after being chased by police and apprehended in a shop in Hackney, east London.
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It follows reports the US president is considering presidential pardons for his family, aides and even himself.