AFP Agency

Beijing, October 14, 2021Updated on 10/14/2021 10:24 am

a chino who killed his ex-wife by setting her on fire while she was speaking live on social media was sentenced to death, justice reported Thursday.

Amuchu, a 30-year-old Tibetan blogger, had tens of thousands of followers on the social network Douyin, the Chinese equivalent of TikTok.

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There she would upload videos of her walking, cooking or singing in traditional Tibetan dress.

One day in September 2020, while making a live video on the social network, her ex-husband doused her with gasoline and set her on fire.

The blogger died two weeks later in hospital from serious injuries.

His death raised a wave of indignation in China and opened a debate on sexist violence.

Amuchu She had divorced her violent husband three months earlier.

The latter was sentenced to capital punishment for premeditated murder.

His crime “He showed extreme cruelty and his impact on society was terribly bad”, the court said in a statement.

After his death, millions of Internet users demanded justice for Amuchu on social networks, using a “hashtag” or label that was later censored by the authorities.

The communist regime began sanctioning domestic violence in 2016.

One in four Chinese women have been victims of this type of violence at least once in their life, according to a study published in 2013 by the Federation of China Women.

China It recently amended its divorce law to introduce a one-month waiting period before allowing separation, a measure designed to combat impulsive divorces.

The reform has been criticized as many believe that it can keep victims in the hands of violent spouses.

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