China jails Chinese-Canadian star Kris Wu for rape – DW – 11/25/2022

A Beijing court on Friday sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison after he was found guilty of charges including rape. 

The court said he would be deported after serving the 13-year sentence.  

The 32-year-old is also known as Wu Yifan. He is a former member of the South Korean group EXO.

His trial was closed to the public to protect the victims’ privacy, but a Canadian diplomat attended Friday’s hearing, the court said. It is the latest in a string of cases involving Chinese and Canadian citizens amid tensions between the two countries. 

Wu, who was once one of China’s most prominent pop stars, has been detained since August 2021 as police conducted an investigation into allegations of sex-related crimes. 

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