02 Jul '11, 8am

#Chine : Tashi Rabten, écrivain et journaliste tibétain, a été condamné à 4 ans de prison pour dissidence

CHINA - A TIBETAN writer was sentenced to four years in jail last month after helping edit a magazine critical of Chinese policy in the restive region, a Tibetan self-determination advocacy group said. Tashi Rabten, an editor of banned magazine Eastern Snow Mountain, was sentenced on June 2 by a court in Aba prefecture, a heavily ethnic Tibetan part of Sichuan province next to the Tibet Autonomous Region proper, said the International Campaign for Tibet, a London-based group critical of Chinese policies. China's ruling Communist Party has faced persistent unrest in Tibetan regions of the country's west, where many residents chafe at the government's controls on their Buddhist religion and resent the growing presence of ethnic Han Chinese people. The banned journal 'was the first published Tibetan language commentary about the protests and crackdown from 2008 onwards, offer...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

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