By Joshua Manning • 21 April 2022 • 16:13
American Professor sentenced to death in China
A court in the city of Ningbo, China has sentenced American Professor Shadeed Abdulmateen to death for murdering a 21-year-old Chinese woman, according to Chinese newspaper Global Times. Abdulmateen, who was a professor at Ningbo University of Technology, was accused of repeatedly stabbing the woman in the neck and face, leading to her death.
The perpetrator and the victim had been in a relationship since 2019, when the victim decided to break off the relationship in 2021 leading Abdumalteen to threaten her and confront her at a bus stop on 14, June 2021. He arrived at the bus stop carrying a knife which he subsequently used to end her life according to the court.
The court ruled that Professor Abdulmateen actions were “despicable” and his means “cruel” with the consequences of the incident being “particularly serious”. According to the report, the court said that the American was assisted by an interpreter during the trial and that the court informed the US diplomatic representations in China of the sessions and the conviction.
The Chinese authorities do not provide any official data on the number of people sentenced to death but, Amnesty International noted that “thousands of executions are believed to have been carried out in China” in a report on capital punishment released in 2019.
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