Seven Tibetans in Ngaba County and one in Lhasa jailed for up to 14 years


(Tibetan, Nov 8, Delhi) — Eight Tibetans in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) County in Sichuan Province and one in Lhundup County of Lhasa City were sentenced to up to 14 years in jail for giving out news by phone or email or for otherwise having taken part in protest actions, said the Tibetan Solidarity Committee of the exile Tibetan parliament Nov 6.

It said Waelsa Norzin Wangmo of Kyungchu township in Ngaba Marthang County was sentenced to five years in jail on Nov 3 for having given out news by phone and internet to the outside world. Dhargye, 26, of Ra-Ru-Pae village in Cha Township was also jailed on Nov 4 for five year for allegedly destroying public property. Also tried with him for the same offence were Zamba, 34, and Nangrin, 36, both of Nag-Tsang Mae in Cha Township, who both received four years each from the County court of Ngaba.

And on Nov 5, Choephel, 33, and Sangye, 31, from Ra-Ru- Pae village in Cha township received four years each while Tsedak, 31, of Mevo Ru-Ma Ratsang got six years from the same court for destroying public property.

And on Oct 29, Tenzin Yeshi was sentenced to a 14-year jail term by the Lhundrub County court, the report said, citing Lhasa Township Public Administration Internet service. It gave no reason for his arrest or sentence.


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