A court docket in Rwanda has sentenced a Chinese mining engineer to twenty years imprisonment after he was discovered responsible of torturing his staff
Solar Shujun was convicted by Karongi Intermediate Courtroom, Western Province on Wednesday, April 20, on prices of human torture and corporal punishment.
Last 12 months, Shujun was seen in a video severely beating two staff. The 2 younger men recognized as Azalias Niyomukiza and Gratien Ngendahimana have been tied to a tree and overwhelmed for allegedly stealing minerals from his mining firm known as Ali Group Holdings Ltd.
The incident befell in Mukura cell, Kagano sector, Rutsiro district of Western Province, in August 2021.
The torture video which went viral on social media triggered combined reactions among the many public criticizing such self-administered justice.
Shugun and his co-accused, Alexis Renzaho, an engineer and Leonidas Nsanzimana, a security guard, have been arrested by Rwanda Investigation Bureau.
Renzaho was handed a 12-year jail time period whereas the security guard was acquited.
Beside the jail time period, the 2 convicts have been ordered to pay their victims a complete of Rwf7.5 million in compensation.
In the course of the prosecution, Shujun defended himself saying the victims had stolen his minerals a number of occasions and he had warned them incessantly.
Following the incident, the Chinese Embassy in Rwanda issued an announcement condemning the torture incident, reminding all Chinese to abide by Rwanda’s legal guidelines and report crimes to competent authorities as an alternative of self-administered justice.
“The Chinese Embassy in Rwanda has taken notice of a latest case regarding a Chinese personal firm and a citizen. The case is related to suspected theft. The Chinese Embassy helps Rwanda’s regulation enforcement companies to analyze and deal with the case transparently and pretty in accordance with the regulation of Rwanda. In the meantime, we request the lawful rights of the Chinese enterprises and residents be correctly protected,” the assertion learn.
“The Chinese Embassy requires Chinese enterprises and residents in Rwanda to abide by the native legal guidelines and rules. Any suspected unlawful behaviors discovered ought to be reported to the police well timed, quite than being handled unlawfully on one’s personal. The Chinese Embassy will proceed to advertise China-Rwanda relations and the friendship between the 2 countries.”
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