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PM's former media chief jailed in UK tabloid phone-hacking scandal

By Reuters in London ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-07-05 06:57:51

British Prime Minister David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson was jailed for 18 months on Friday for his complicity in widespread phone-hacking by journalists to obtain scoops at the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid he edited.

Coulson, editor of the now defunct News of the World newspaper from 2003-2007, was convicted last week of conspiracy to intercept voice mails on mobile phones following a high-profile eight-month trial at London's Old Bailey court.

The prime minister, who has apologized for having hired Coulson, said of the sentence: "What this says is that it's right that justice should be done and that no one is above the law".

PM's former media chief jailed in UK tabloid phone-hacking scandal

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