Distress at death sentence for Tibetan accused of 'inciting self-immolation' | Human Rights in Tibet | Scoop.it

A Tibetan monk named Lobsang Kunchok was given a suspended death sentence*, and his nephew Lobsang Tsering sentenced to ten years for "intentional homicide" connected to the self-immolation of eight Tibetans in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba), although five of the self-immolations never occurred. The two Tibetans were caught up in a new drive by Chinese authorities to criminalize the self-immolations in Tibet. The severe sentences are the first to be imposed against individuals who have allegedly ‘incited’ or ‘coerced’ Tibetans to self-immolate.


Via Committee of 100 for TIbet