China detained Tibetan for online sharing of Dalai Lama photo

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(, Aug27’19) – China detained a Tibetan man for 10 days in a Tibetan region of what is now part of its Sichuan Province in July for sharing a photo of Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, over the popular Chinese social media platform WeChat, reported the Tibetan Service of Aug 26.


Chinese police took into custody Rinso, 50, a resident of Village No. 3 in Thangkor township of Dzoege County, the report said, citing an anonymous local source.

He was stated to have been released on Jul 16 after being in lockup for 10 days.

China tightly censors all online communications in Tibet and cracks down severely on postings considered critical of its rule in Tibet or otherwise deemed improper by it.

Cash rewards of up to 300,000 yuan (US $42,582) are currently being offered for information leading to the arrests of social-media users deemed disloyal to China.


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