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Malawian Court Convicts Chinese Man at the Center of BBC Expose for Exploiting Children to Make Videos

File image of Chinese national Lu Ke, who was convicted by a Malawian court for producing videos that racially exploited local children. He ordered to leave the country within seven days. Image via the Malawi Police Service.

A Malawian court convicted Lu Ke, the Chinese man featured in a BBC Eye on Africa documentary about the highly exploitative practice of showcasing African children in so-called “blessing videos.”

The court on Friday sentenced Lu to 12 months in prison, which he’s already served, and ordered him to leave the country before the end of the week.

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