A Rwandan court has sentenced a Chinese national to 20 years in jail for torturing After workers tied to a tree.
Sun Shujun was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a court on Tuesday, according to a journalist who attended the hearing.
A Rwandan man who was allegedly his employee was also sentenced to 12 years in prison for aiding and abetting torture.
The victims were said to be former workers at a Shujun mine in the Rutsiro district who were allegedly involved in the theft.
Shujun claimed that he had previously warned thieves after his belongings had been stolen several times.
The three-minute video went viral in Rwanda in August 2021, prompting Shujun’s arrest, though he was later released on bail.
Angry workers recorded the incident and shared it on social media.
According to local media, the Chinese embassy in Kigali condemned “unlawful acts” in the video.
Shujun had erected across where those suspected of stealing from him were tied and whipped, according to witnesses.