Chinese court upholds celebrity gang-rape verdict

November 27, 2013 4:33 AM

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Chinese court upholds celebrity gang-rape verdict

BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- A court in Beijing on Wednesday upheld the verdict in the case of the teenage son of a prominent military singer,given 10 years in prison for rape.

The 17-year-old son of the singer Li Shuangjiang, 74, was among five men who gang-raped a woman in a Beijing hotel on Feb. 7, which generated a huge public outcry and heated controversy.

Li was sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Beijing Municipal Haidian District People's Court on Sept. 26 on charges of gang rape and lodged an appeal through his lawyer on Oct. 10 to the Beijing Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People's Court.

The singer Li taught at the Academy of Arts affiliated to the Chinese armed forces. His wife is also a well-known singer.

BEIJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- A Beijing court announced on Friday that it will hear the appeal of two defendants, including the teenage son of a renowned Chinese tenor, who were sentenced to jail for rape late last month.

BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The teenage son of Li Shuangjiang, a renowned Chinese tenor, was sentenced to ten years in prison for rape on Thursday, according to Beijing Haidian District People's Court.

BEIJING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- A trial of a renowned Chinese tenor's teenage son, accused of gangrape, ended on Thursday at a Beijing district court.

BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- The teenage son of a renowned Chinese tenor, accused of gang rape, stood trial in a Beijing district court on Wednesday.

Source: news.xinhuanet.com

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