Monday 10 September 2012

China jails teenaged Tibetan girl for separatism

(, Sep10, 2012)  China on Aug 25 jailed a 17-year-old Tibetan girl to a three-year for three years for alleged splittism after she staged a lone protest in Karze County of Sichuan Province on Jun 24, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) Sep 6. The girl, Jigme Dolma, was taken out of the Tibetan county of Karze to an unknown location to serve her sentence, the report added. Her family was allowed to see her only while she was held in Karze.

On Jun 24, Jigme Dolma staged a lone protest march from a bridge in the county towards an intersection at the centre of Karze town, throwing leaflets in the air and calling for freedom for Tibet, the return of the Dalai Lama from exile, and the release of Tibetan political prisoners. She was noticed and set upon by a horde of Chinese police when she reached the main part of the town and was severely beaten by them as they took her into custody.

On Jun 28, her relatives finally located her in a local hospital in seriously injured conditions, with an arm in splint.

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