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Chinese Mining Boss Gets 20 Years for Whipping Rwandan Worker

Sun Shujun (top right) was charged with torture after he was filmed beating a man tethered to a pole. Prosecutors say other men pictured were also assaulted.

A Rwandan court sentenced a Chinese businessman to twenty years in prison for beating two employees. A video clip showing Sun Shujun using a rope to beat a man tied to a wooden post as other workers looked on went viral last year, sparking widespread outrage.

Sun was convicted of torturing the two employees, identified as Azalias Niyomukiza and Gratien Ngendahimana. In his judgment on Tuesday, Judge Jacques Kanyarukiga said Sun “issued corporal punishment with malicious intent, and this is a grave crime.” Renzaho Alexis, a Rwandan, was sentenced to twelve years imprisonment as an accomplice.

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