Asia The Chinese Supreme Court studies the death penalty for killing a woman after the video of the beating of several young women went viral
One of those accused of
beating several women
who had rejected them in a restaurant in the Chinese city of Tangshan last June, and which caused a wave of outrage in the Asian giant,
has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Chen Jizhi, the main assailant, was found guilty of eight charges,
, gang fights and intentional injury, for which he was also fined 320,000 yuan ($45,067, 45,865 euros), the network announced. state CCTV.
other 27 defendants
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
were brutally assaulted by a group of men
after one of her diners turned away 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,
dragged them outside the premises and continued the beating
, which included kicking when the victims were lying on the ground.
The assailants also attacked two other women who were in the vicinity.
As a result of the injuries,
two women had to be hospitalized
, local media reported at the time.
video of the attack
, captured by the security cameras of the premises, went viral in the following hours on Chinese social networks such as the equivalent of Twitter, Weibo, where the labels ('hashtags') related to the case accumulated hundreds of millions of visits.
aggression put women in the country on a war footing
, especially in large cities, where demands for self-defense classes skyrocketed.
Violence against women and girls is a
serious violation of human rights and the right of women
to live without violence is recognized 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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