Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Muzzling Monks

Tibetan protesters were paraded in public after handing down various sentences.

Ngarong, March 18.

7 Tibetans, who are involved in a peaceful protest earlier in Kham Ngarong, were handed down various prison terms and they are paraded in public.

On January 23, during the Chinese Lunar New Year, Tibetans protested against the Chinese government. Subsequently around 17 Tibetans are arrested, out of them 7 Tibetan were sentenced by a relevant court in Sichuan province. Sentences ranging from 12years, 10 years, 8 years were announced.

On March 18th, those 17 Tibetans arrested are brought to Ngarong County from Tridu, and paraded in public in an apparent attempt to intimidate the local populace.