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Tibetans Questioned Over Observance

April 8, 2013

April 4, 2013 - “Chinese authorities have labeled March 14 as a day of ‘beating, ransacking, and looting,’ but Tibetans observe it as a day of mourning for the Chinese crackdown on Tibetans,” RFA’s source said.

“Students discussed the 3/14 incident in class on March 14 and left the school without incident,” the source said.

“But when school authorities and concerned officials learned about the commemoration, each student was called in and questioned about the incident.”

“They were specifically asked for the names of the persons who led in the planning of the observance,” he said.

School authorities threatened the students with detention and other “serious consequences that could hurt their future” if they refused to cooperate, the source said.

The students were also cautioned to seek official permission before organizing school events, he said.

Reported by Lumbum Tashi for RFA’s Tibetan Service. Translated by Karme Dorjee. Written in English by Richard Finney.
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