China executes man who set fire to his ex-wife during live stream

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A Chinese man who was found guilty of killing his ex-wife by setting her on fire during a live stream was executed in China on Saturday, as reported by CNN.

Tang Lu's execution was carried out by a court in the southwestern Sichuan province, with the convicted killer having been permitted to meet his family beforehand. Tang had appealed his death sentence but lost the case in January.

Tang's former wife, Lhamo, was a farmer and live streamer in the Tibetan autonomous prefecture and is believed to have been around 30 years old at the time of her tragic death.

It was reported that Tang been repeatedly physically abusive to Lhamo throughout their relationship, and the pair eventually divorced in June 2020.

Despite this, Tang tirelessly pursued her again in the subsequent months, with the hope of remarrying her - but she turned him down.

In September 2020, Lhamo started live streaming herself when Tang suddenly appeared behind her. He then proceeded to pour gasoline on her and set her alight.

She passed away from her injuries some two weeks later. Tang was taken into police custody soon after the harrowing attack and was ultimately handed a death sentence in October 2021.

The case received extensive media coverage - both in China and abroad.

People up and down the country were outraged that such an incident could have occurred.

Heavily discussed was the mistreatment of women in China and the fact the the country's legal system often proves lacking when it comes to victims and survivors.

Until 2001, when China amended its marriage law, marital abuse wasn't even considered a legitimate ground for divorce.

The country enacted its first law outlawing domestic violence in 2015, an unprecedented piece of legislation that covered psychological as well as physical abuse.

Through videos and live streams, Lhamo gave others a peek into her life and also gave them a glimpse of the Sichuan countryside. She was ethnically Tibetan and would often wear traditional Tibetan attire in her videos.

The mistreatment of women is widespread in countries throughout the world.

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Earlier this week, it was reported that a woman in Sudan had been sentenced to death by stoning – the first known case in the country in almost ten years.

Maryam Alsyed Tiyrab, 20, was interrogated and taken into custody by law enforcement in Sudan's White Nile state last month after allegedly confessing to cheating on her husband.

The Kosti Criminal Court listened to her case on June 26, where she was found guilty of breaking Sudan's adultery laws and was convicted to the horrific death sentence.

In Sudan, adultery is considered repugnant on social, religious, moral, and legal grounds. The majority of stoning sentences are predominantly against women.

Featured image credit: Konrad Zelazowski / Alamy

China executes man who set fire to his ex-wife during live stream

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By VT

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A Chinese man who was found guilty of killing his ex-wife by setting her on fire during a live stream was executed in China on Saturday, as reported by CNN.

Tang Lu's execution was carried out by a court in the southwestern Sichuan province, with the convicted killer having been permitted to meet his family beforehand. Tang had appealed his death sentence but lost the case in January.

Tang's former wife, Lhamo, was a farmer and live streamer in the Tibetan autonomous prefecture and is believed to have been around 30 years old at the time of her tragic death.

It was reported that Tang been repeatedly physically abusive to Lhamo throughout their relationship, and the pair eventually divorced in June 2020.

Despite this, Tang tirelessly pursued her again in the subsequent months, with the hope of remarrying her - but she turned him down.

In September 2020, Lhamo started live streaming herself when Tang suddenly appeared behind her. He then proceeded to pour gasoline on her and set her alight.

She passed away from her injuries some two weeks later. Tang was taken into police custody soon after the harrowing attack and was ultimately handed a death sentence in October 2021.

The case received extensive media coverage - both in China and abroad.

People up and down the country were outraged that such an incident could have occurred.

Heavily discussed was the mistreatment of women in China and the fact the the country's legal system often proves lacking when it comes to victims and survivors.

Until 2001, when China amended its marriage law, marital abuse wasn't even considered a legitimate ground for divorce.

The country enacted its first law outlawing domestic violence in 2015, an unprecedented piece of legislation that covered psychological as well as physical abuse.

Through videos and live streams, Lhamo gave others a peek into her life and also gave them a glimpse of the Sichuan countryside. She was ethnically Tibetan and would often wear traditional Tibetan attire in her videos.

The mistreatment of women is widespread in countries throughout the world.

size-full wp-image-1263161982
Credit: Ioannis Toutoungi / Alamy.

Earlier this week, it was reported that a woman in Sudan had been sentenced to death by stoning – the first known case in the country in almost ten years.

Maryam Alsyed Tiyrab, 20, was interrogated and taken into custody by law enforcement in Sudan's White Nile state last month after allegedly confessing to cheating on her husband.

The Kosti Criminal Court listened to her case on June 26, where she was found guilty of breaking Sudan's adultery laws and was convicted to the horrific death sentence.

In Sudan, adultery is considered repugnant on social, religious, moral, and legal grounds. The majority of stoning sentences are predominantly against women.

Featured image credit: Konrad Zelazowski / Alamy