22 Chinese nationals jailed in Zambia for multinational cyber crimes

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A Zambian court has sentenced 22 Chinese nationals to long prison terms for cyber crimes that included internet fraud and online scams targeting Zambians and people from Singapore, Peru and the United Arab Emirates. The magistrates’ court in the capital, Lusaka, sentenced them to prison terms ranging from seven to 11 years. Advertisement The court also fined them between 1,500 and 3,000 dollars (£1,175 to £2,350) after they pleaded guilty to charges of computer-related misrepresentation, identity fraud and illegally operating a network or service on Wednesday. A man from Cameroon also was sentenced and fined on the same changes. They...