Sentenced to 24 years in prison for beating several women in China


The other 27 defendants have received prison sentences of between six months and eleven years

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One of those accused of the beating of several women that they had been rejected in a restaurant in the Chinese city of Tangshan last June, and that caused a wave of indignation in the Asian giant, He has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.

Chen Jizhi, the main assailant, was found guilty on eight counts, including robbery includedfights between gangs and intentional injuries, for which he also received a fine of 320,000 yuan (45,067 dollars, 45,865 euros), the state chain CCTV has announced.

The 27 other defendants They have received prison sentences of between six months and eleven years, in addition to fines ranging from 3,000 yuan (422 dollars, 430 euros) to 135,000 yuan (19,013 dollars, 19,349 euros). In June, four women dining at a restaurant in Tangshan they were brutally assaulted by a group of men after one of the diners rejected one of them, who approached her and touched her without her consent.

A group of men then began to beat her and another woman who was in the restaurant, They dragged them outside the premises and continued the beating, which included kicks when the victims were lying on the ground. The assailants also attacked two other women who were in the vicinity. Due to injuries, two women had to be hospitalizedlocal media reported then.

The video of the assault, captured by the local security cameras, went viral in the following hours on Chinese social networks such as the equivalent of Twitter, Weibo, where the tags (‘hashtags’) related to the case accumulated hundreds of millions of visits. The aggression put the women of the country on a war footingespecially in big cities, where demands for self-defense classes skyrocketed.

Violence against women and girls is a gross violation of human rights and women’s rights to live without violence is included in international agreements. Worldwide, only 40% of women seek help after suffering violence, which forces institutions to promote prevention and help policies.


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