- Michael Bristow and Patrick Jackson
- BBC News
A Chinese man has been sentenced to death after dousing his ex-wife in petrol and setting her on fire while live-streaming the crime.
The victim, known as Lamu, was a personality on the Dooin social network, the Chinese version of TikTok.
Millions of his fans followed him for his videos sharing his life in the mountains of southwest China’s Sichuan province.
A tragic case highlighted Violence against women in China. A survey suggests that a quarter of Asian giant women have experienced domestic abuse.
Lamu, who left her two children orphaned, allegedly contacted the police to report the violence she received from her husband while they were married, but was told it was a family matter.
Social media personality Dooin has attracted nearly 800,000 followers for her upbeat posts about the simple style of rural life she shares on the platform.
Her videos feature her in the mountains eating, cooking and wearing traditional Tibetan clothing to create hilarious singing scenes.
His publications were highly concentrated 6.3 million “I like it”.
When her ex-husband Tang Lu was sentenced to death, the prefectural court in Aba, a remote rural area in southwestern Sichuan province with a large Tibetan population, decided his crime was “extremely heinous.” That Impact Social It was “too bad”.
In June 2020, Lamu divorced Tang, who the court found had a history of violence against him.
About three months later, he doused his father’s house with petrol and set it on fire.
Lamu suffered burns over 90% of his body He died two weeks later.
The case sparked nationwide outrage and sparked a new debate on violence against women.
Thousands of Lamu’s followers posted messages on his Dooin profile, while millions of users on the Weibo microblogging site used hashtags to call for justice. Censored.
China criminalized domestic violence in 2016, but it is usually in rural areas.
Some activists fear the recently introduced mandatory 30-day “cooling off” period for couples seeking divorce will make it harder for women to escape abusive relationships.
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