On April 21, Fu Zhenghua, former justice minister, was arrested.

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate accused the ex-minister of taking bribes and perverting the law for personal gains.

In March, Fu was expelled from the party and removed from his position. On the same day, China’s top anti-graft watchdog CCDI announced Fu’s investigation report. Accordingly, Fu Zhenghua had participated in former public security minister Sun Lijun’s political gang, and Fu also formed allies within the party for personal gain.

The report said the former minister had led an extravagant lifestyle, and he illegally used the state’s assets for personal purposes. It also stated that Fu had used unscrupulous means to achieve personal political goals and illegally used and carried guns for an extended period.

The investigation also found that Fu Zhenghua was greedy and corrupt, and he illegally received vast amounts of money and property.

In March 2018, Fu started serving as Minister of Justice. According to Reuters, in 2015, Fu led the Chinese Communist Party’s 610 office – a special department designed to carry out the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Falun Gong is a spiritual practice that became popular in China during the 90s.

Before Sun Lijun and Fu Zhenghua, several deputy ministers of the Ministry of Public Security had also faced investigations.

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