Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/21/china_fire/

Two get death sentence for cybercafe fire

Chinese business dispute ends in tragedy

By Tim Richardson

Posted in Media, 21st October 2005 09:42 GMT

Two men have been sentenced to death while a third man faces life behind bars for burning down an internet cafe in China. The three men, all farmers, were hired to burn down the cybercafe by Xie Wenyi, the owner of a rival cybercafe.

Four people died in the fire in Longchuan County, Guangdong Province, last November, reports Shanghai Daily News. One of those to perish in fire was Xie, who hired the arsonists following a business dispute. ®