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Rwandan court sentences a Chinese national for torture

By Melanie Aanyu,

A Rwandan court has sentenced a Chinese national for torture after a video showed him beating men tied on a tree.

According to the BBC,the court sentenced Sun Shujun to 20 years in prison.

A Rwandan man said to be his employee was also sentenced to 12 years in jail for abetting torture.

The victims are reported to have been former workers at a mine operated by Shujun in Rutsiro district and who were allegedly linked to theft.

Shujun said he had previously warned thieves after his belongings were repeatedly stolen.

The video was taken by angry workers and shared on social media.

The Chinese embassy in Kigali condemned “unlawful acts” in the video.