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Tibetan Girl shot dead while attempting to visit her brothers monastery

June 19, 2008

Tibet Custom (UK)
June 16 2008

An unidentified Tibetan girl, who came from a village, was shot dead
using a gun with a silencer by the People's Armed Police (PAP)
outside the southern gate of the Tsuklakhang temple, in Lhasa, at
about 12:00 noon somewhere around May 20.

She was visiting her brother who is a monk of Tsuklakhang temple.
However, the PAP, who are surrounding the temple, denied her
permission to visit the temple. She then had an argument with the
PAP. While she was having argument, another PAP shot her silently
from behind. She died on the spot. A witness reported that she bled
from her chest after she fell.

People were dispersed from the scene at gun-point. Her body was later
taken away by the PAP. Some of our sources reported that she was from
Lhokha. No further details are available.

As a huge contingent of PAP has been deployed in Lhasa from other
locations, it is reported that many Tibetans were beaten-sometimes
harsh words were used on them-even for not quickly showing their
identity cards when demanded by the PAP.
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