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25 March 2017 23:35 (South Africa)

Founder of Tibetan website gets 15 years in the Chinese big house

The founder of a Tibetan literary Website has reportedly been sentenced to 15 years in prison for disclosing state secrets. In Tibetan literature? Kunchok Tsephel got the bad news after his closed-door trial on charges included posting news about last year's anti-government protests in Tibet. Before joining Beijing's 10 most-wanted list, Tsephel had worked for a Chinese government environmental department. In the wake of the Tibetan protests, the Chinese government installed a heavy security presence in the region, arresting thousands in connection with the unrest. For more, read the AP or --- if your Tibetan language is pretty good - the Chodme website.

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