A Chinese court in Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, has sentenced four Tibetans to varying prison terms for “inciting separatism”.
The Malho Intermediate People’s Court in Thunding and Tsekhog County sentenced Choepa Gyal, Chagthar, Namkha Jam and Gonbey (probably Gonpo or Konbey) on an unspecified date, according to a report published by the official Qinghai Daily News on 12 April 2013. (Please click here for the report in Chinese)
The report said Choepa Gyal was sentenced to six years in prison and three years’ deprivation of political rights for sending photographs and information related to Tibetan “separatism” to outsiders through QQ (Chinese internet chat service) and for discussing “separatist-related” subjects on the internet chat site, and thus “inciting secession”. [Read more...]