onsdag 30. desember 2020

Tibetan Nomad Jailed For One Year For Dalai Lama Posts

A Tibetan nomad was jailed this month by a court in northwestern China’s Qinghai province after being convicted of promoting “separatism” for posting photos and teachings of Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on social media, Tibetan sources said. Lhundup Dorje, 30, was handed a one-year prison, to be followed by a one-year deprivation of political rights following his release, by the Golog People’s Intermediate Court on Dec. 14, a source in Tibet told RFA’s Tibetan Service.

“Chinese authorities arrested Dorje on July 23, and he had already been held in detention for five months before he was sentenced,” RFA’s source said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Dorje had drawn the attention of police after posting a New Year’s greeting message to Tibet’s India-based exile government, the Central Tibetan Administration, on his Weibo account on Feb. 5, 2019, RFA’s source said. He had also posted a 10-second video clip of teachings by the Dalai Lama, whose images are banned by Chinese authorities in Tibetan areas.