April 21, 2009

Unbelievable! China Sentances One More Tibetan To Death!

I can't believe this news! It is China that has taken what does NOT BELONG TO THEM! Tibetans wouldn't have to be fighting for their freedom had China not USURPED the Tibetan territory and has kept the Tibetans in oppression ever since! Shame on you China. If you don't change your ways, your Karma will be quite severe! This INJUSTICE has to STOP! Who is holding China accountable for the 10s of thousands of innocent Tibetan and Chinese deaths they are responsible for???


Tibetan Culture and News Online
China sentances one more Tibetan to death
Tuesday, April 21 2009 @ 08:45 am BST

Dharamshala: One more Tibetan has been given suspended death sentence with a two-year reprieve by a Chinese court in Lhasa, China's state media reported.

Penkyi, of Sagya county, received the suspended death penalty for starting fires in two downtown clothing shops on 14 March last year, an unnamed spokesman of the Lhasa Municipal Intermediate People's Court was quoted as saying by the Tibet Daily.

He was convicted for allegedly setting a blaze in Hongyu Trousers on the Qingnian road, which left the shop owner Zuo Rencun dead, the spokesman said.

The court also slapped harsh jail terms to other Tibetans for setting fires at Yishon clothing store on the East Beijing Road in Lhasa.

Penkyi, of Nyemo County, was sentenced to life imprisonment and Chimed was jailed for 10 years, the spokesman said.

The spokesman said the trials had been open and strictly abided by the Criminal Procedure Law of the People's Republic of China. The defendants were provided with Tibetan language interpreters and their attorneys had expressed their arguments in full.

The report did not say when the sentences were delivered not did it give other details of the defendants and their arguments.

Earlier on 8 April, the court sentenced two Tibetans - Losang Gyaltsen and Loyak - to death. Two other Tibetans, Tenzin Phuntsok and Kangtsuk, were given death sentence with a two-year reprieve, while Dawa Sangpo got life imprisonment.

Expressing its deep concern over the verdict on 9 April, the Kashag of the Central Tibetan Administration said this kind of arbitrary sentences meted out to Tibetans is exacerbated by the fact that there is no due process of law and the courts in the People's Republic of China are political instruments of the authorities.

The Kashag urged the Chinese authorities to free all Tibetan prisoners of conscience.

The Kashag said it believes that the China's massive and continued repression of Tibetans is fuelling even deeper resentment. The best way to resolve the issue of Tibet is to address the just concerns of the Tibetan people based on honesty and sincerity, the Kashag added.

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