Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai penned a letter to supporters last week stating he was ready to face the ‘miseries’ of imprisonment, the Telegraph reports.
The former party chief of Chongqing was put on trial for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
During the five day trial, Bo dismissed many of the charges against him and claimed that investigators forced him to sign a confession “against his will”.
In a letter that was reportedly written last Thursday, Bo continued his defence and said he would “quietly” remain behind bars.
He also compared his plight to those of his parents, Bo Yibo and Hu Ming.
Bo Yibo was one of the Communist Party’s “Eight Immortals” who fought in the 1949 revolution, but was purged by Mao Zedong in 1966. Hu Ming is widely believed to have committed suicide during the Cultural Revolution.
“Father and mother have passed away, but their teachings continue to serve me well,” Bo said in the letter. “I would not disgrace their glorious past.”
Jinan Intermediate People’s Court is expected to hand down its verdict in Bo’s case on Sunday morning.