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China sentences ringleader of brutal attack on women at Tangshan restaurant to 24 years in prison

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The main culprit involved in the brutal assault of four women in a restaurant in Tangshan, China, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.

On Friday, the Guangjiang District People’s Court in Langfang, Hebei Province, decided that Chen Jieji, 41, will be gang leader which carried out criminal activities since 2012.

Chen and four other men were caught on camera Four women were violently beaten In the grill restaurant in Tangshan On June 10, after a woman rejected his sexual offer. In CCTV footage that previously made international headlines, a woman can be seen being dragged by the hair, beaten with bottles and repeatedly kicked in the head by a group of assailants.

Chen was convicted of eight counts of the attack and other criminal activities that police revealed during their investigation. He was convicted of multiple counts, including arguing, causing trouble, intentional injury, theft, and running gambling operations.

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Reports said he was fined 320,000 yuan (about 45,000 dollars). In addition, he and six others arrested were ordered to compensate the victims for medical treatments resulting from the Tangshan attack.

Two of the victims suffered “minor second-degree injuries,” while the other two women sustained “minor injuries,” according to the Hebei court.

The court also sentenced 27 other defendants to terms ranging from six months to 11 years. 19 of Chen’s accomplices were also ordered to pay a fine of between 3,000 and 135,000 yuan (roughly $420 to $19,000).

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“[The group] organized for the sake of evil, persecuted people, disrupted the system of the local economy and social life, and caused harmful social impact,” court statement read.

And the authorities said last month that they were Interrogation with 15 officials On corruption involving “evil organizations” linked to the attackers. it was there Eight civil servantsincluding the head of a district police station in Tangshan, has been detained on suspicion of accepting bribes and providing protection to the accused.

The incident sparked an international discussion of gender-based violence and safety concerns for women in mainland China despite widespread censorship. The video of the brutal attack went viral on social media, causing outrage among netizens who have since highlighted gender inequality. violence against Woman in the country.

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