Monday 11 February 2013

China jails 5 Tibetans for 10-14 yrs for peaceful Jan’12 protest

(, Feb11, 2013) China on Jan 26 jailed five Tibetans to jail terms ranging from 10 to 14 years for their involvement in a protest which took place nearly a year ago in Draggo (Chinese: Luhuo) County of Karze (Chinese: Ganzi) Prefecture, Sichuan Province, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) Feb 8. It was a peaceful protest which turned violent when Chinese security forces fired into the crown, killing and injuring several Tibetans.
The report said the Draggo county court jailed monks Tashi Dargye and Namgyal Dondrub for 14 years each. It also jailed a layman named Trinley to 10 years while two other laymen, of unknown name, have been jailed for 11 years each.
The protest had taken place on Jan 23, 2012 after the Chinese authorities ordered the local Tibetans to celebrate their upcoming traditional New Year, something they had already decided against to express their sadness over the self-immolations and deaths of fellow-Tibetans.
The two monks were reported to have been identified from security cameras which captured the protest. They were also said to have figured in security camera pictures of 2008 Tibetan protests in the area.

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