Cronology Women Douyin: Tang lu Killer of popular vlogger Lamu China executed ex-wife – A Chinese man was executed during a live broadcast for inciting and killing his ex-wife. The woman, known as Lamu, is a popular social media character on the Chinese version of TikTok, Douyin.
An influencer in China has been executed on death row for his very sadistic crime. He set fire to his ex-wife, a famous vlogger, while she was livestreaming.
Hundreds of thousands of his followers watch videos of his life in the mountains of Sichuan. This case highlights violence against Chinese women. According to a survey, a quarter of Chinese women suffer from domestic violence. The two mothers are said to have contacted police about the abuse of their married husbands, but only said it was a family matter.
When her husband Tan Lu was sentenced to death, a court in Awa prefecture, a remote area in southwest Sichuan where many Tibetans live, made his crimes “extremely cruel” and social. The impact was rated “terrible.” “In June 2020, Ram divorced Tan. Tan had a history of violence against him, the court said.
About three months later he doused it with gasoline at his father’s house and set it on fire. He suffered burns to 90% of his body and died two weeks later. The case caused outrage across the country and sparked a new debate about violence against women. Thousands of Lamu followers left messages on her Douyin page, while millions of users of the social media platform called for justice using hashtags which were later censored.
China criminalized domestic violence in 2016 but it remains widespread, especially in rural areas.Some activists worry that the mandatory 30-day period recently introduced for couples seeking divorce could make it harder for women to leave abusive relationships.
Based on an order from China’s Supreme Court, the suspect, named Tang Lu, has been executed according to the judge’s decision issued at the end of 2021.
The story is, Lu and his wife Lamu divorced in June 2020 after 11 years of marriage. Both are influencers on Douyin, which is China’s version of TikTok.
Lamu who was better known as Lhamu on the internet when he was still alive had tens of thousands of followers on Douyin. He often portrays his daily life in rural Sichuan region, sometimes wearing traditional Tibetan clothes.
His death caused deep sorrow and received widespread attention. The day after Lamu died, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that the protection of women should be a top priority in his country.
Then the hashtag #LhamoAct was trending on local social media, to ask law enforcement agencies to act on domestic violence.
Lamu’s brother spoke that the vlogger had suffered abuse from her husband for years so decided to divorce her. Tragically, he died at the hands of his ex-husband.