Chinese official linked to cyanide death of UK businessman is in jail, reports say

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Xia Zeliang, who allegedly supplied poison used in 2011 murder of Neil Heywood, is in jail for unrelated crime, Caixin reports

The Communist party official who allegedly supplied the cyanide that killed British businessman Neil Heywood and helped unleash an epochal political earthquake in China is serving a 15-year sentence for corruption, a leading magazine has revealed.

According to Caixin, Xia Zeliang, once a mid-ranking official in the south-western city of Chongqing, was tried and convicted on unrelated bribery charges in 2014 although his fate was not made public at the time. Xia, 56, is reportedly being held at a prison in the north-eastern province of Jilin and is due for release in 2027.

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