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Tibet's most famous woman blogger detained by Chinese Police

September 1, 2008

NewPost Online
August 29, 2008

Tibet's most famous woman writer and blogger was accused of taking
photographs of military installations and arrested by police after
she returned home briefly to Lhasa, the capital.

The detention of Woeser underscores the nervousness of the
authorities in the Himalayan city, where 22 people were killed and
hundreds of offices and businesses were set alight when Tibetans,
restive under Beijing rule, rioted in the streets in March.

Eight policemen arrived at the home of Woeser's mother on Thursday
and presented the writer with a summons to accompany them for
questioning, The Times reported.

Her husband, the author Wang Lixiong, said: "They had used the wrong
name on the document so I insisted that they correct the name before
they could take her away. I reminded them that they had to bring her
home within the stipulated 12 hours."

She was held for questioning for eight hours by several officers who
said that they were acting on a tip-off from a member of the public
who had seen her photographing army and police positions in Lhasa
from a taxi. (ANI)
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