28 charged in brutal beating of female diner that sparked outrage in China

A Chinese court has indicted 28 people for their involvement in the brutal assault of four women at a restaurant in northeastern China two months ago.

A group of men were caught on camera in CCTV footage that made international headlines violently beat four women A woman was seen having her hair dragged around, beaten with bottles and repeatedly kicked in the head at a barbecue restaurant in Tangshan on June 10.

The incident sparked national outrage and sparked a debate about violence against women in China. Many demanded severe punishment for the perpetrators and accountability for the police for failing to respond in time.

On Monday, officials from the Hebei Discipline Inspection Commission said in a statement: 28 people had been indicted. The accused said he had committed crimes since 2012, including robbery, operating an illegal casino, intentional injury, and illegal detention of others.

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The statement did not specify any charges related to the attack at a barbecue restaurant in June. The authorities also rumors of sexual assault or any other form of violence associated with the attack was “disinformation.”

In a separate inquiry, authorities said they were investigating 15 civil servants Corruption involving “evil organizations” associated with attackers. Eight of his officials, including the Tangshan local police chief, were detained on suspicion of accepting bribes to protect the accused.

Two of the women attacked were taken to hospital, where they remained until July 1, officials said. Her two other victims suffered minor injuries.

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One of the victims, whose identity is hidden, appeared in an interview segment on China’s state-owned media broadcaster CCTV, recounting the events of the night of the brutal beating.

“We were beaten by several men. After the beating they told us not to call the police or ask someone for help or they would kill us. Then they fled,” she reportedly said.

Despite widespread censorship, discussions of gender-based violence and concerns about women’s safety in mainland China have been in the public eye.

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man in july videos ambushes his ex-wife A daughter who lives in Laiyang, China also spread by word of mouth.another video of the guy drag a woman Jumped into the toilet stall of the bar and shocked the citizens. A man was repeatedly caught on camera in early August run over his girlfriend In broad daylight in his car.

Netizens continue to call for more action towards gender equality and tougher laws and sentences for perpetrators.

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