Chinese Canadian pop star Krish was sentenced Friday night to 13 years in prison on rape charges in one of Hong Kong’s most significant #MeToo cases. The sentence was welcomed by women’s rights advocates. Beijing has clashed with dissent and growing intolerance of the grassroots under President Xi Jinping.
Chinese lawyers have said that Wu has the right to appeal his criminal charges. He denied the previous allegations. Wu, known as Wu Yifan. A South Korean Chinese boy rose to fame on Bad X. And then did it as a solo performer. He was arrested in 2021 despite several allegations against him. This led to widespread condemnation of the people.
At the time, luxury brands such as French fashion label Louis Vuitton and German automaker Porsche were moving away from idolatry. They also have trade agreements with them. Although this is encouraging news, women’s rights in the country have been steadily eroded since the last decade. Yaqui Wang, a senior China researcher at Human Rights Watch, spoke about the punishment.
Now that other victims of sexual harassment in China are coming forward with their stories and seeking justice, Wang has warned of censorship of women’s rights activists in China. The prosecution in the case against Wu was shrouded in secrecy. Some criticism of the authorities’ handling of his case has been deleted from the Chinese internet. She mentioned that.
In other words, the Chinese Communist Party can take away today’s success and progress, Wang said. Moreover, a single year and 10 months imprisonment was imposed for group indecency. The court ordered a total of 13 years of imprisonment and deportation. Between November and December 2020, three women were assaulted in his home while intoxicated and unable to resist.
The court explained in a statement that he had attacked. In 2018, the court was told that he conspired with others to engage in lewd activities with two women. In commemoration of the training, a statement mentions the presence of Canadian embassy officials. Born in China but moved to Canada as a child, Wu holds Canadian citizenship.
The online firestorm began when Du Meizhu, the first woman to publicly come forward with Wu’s assault, detailed her allegations in an interview with Chinese media outlet NetEase. In the interview, Doo-woo revealed that he lured her to his house. She revealed that she started drinking when she was 17 years old.
After Doe spoke, about two dozen women came forward with allegations.
On the day of the sentencing, Doo took to his official Weibo page to state that justice had been delayed. But it came and went. Her post had been liked more than 2.5 million times by Saturday afternoon. News site Weibo, which tracks Chinese social media, reported that Du “celebrated” the sentence in a live stream and that the Chinese-language hashtag, which translates to “Wu Yifan Gets 13 Years,” had more than 1.7 billion views.
times. On Friday, Reuters reported that authorities fined about $84 million for tax-related offenses between 2019 and 2020. Healy reported from Washington. Eva Dow contributed to this report