5 Apr 2010

Two of Rio Tinto accused to appeal

4:50 pm on 5 April 2010

Two Chinese Rio Tinto employees jailed for stealing trade secrets and pocketing millions in bribes will appeal against their sentences.

The ABC reports lawyers for Wang Yong and Liu Caikui say they will appeal against their jail terms of 14 and seven years respectively.

The other Chinese employee, Ge Minqiang, has not yet decided if he will challenge his sentence of eight years, his lawyer says.

The lawyer representing Australian citizen Stern Hu, who was jailed for 10 years, has declined to comment.