Sunday, February 2nd, 2003

Wow, this is fascinating.

Filed under: death penalty,US politics — alison @ 10:42

I don’t see the problem. The US is in favour of executions and in favour of closed trials of people who just might be connected with political violence. This is both. Why aren’t they happy?


The United States has condemned the execution of a Tibetan man accused of a series of bomb attacks in south-west China.

“We join the international community in raising concern over the reported execution of Lobsang Dhondup, and the suspended sentence of Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche,” said Amanda Blatt, a spokeswoman for the State Department.

Lobsang Dhondup, 28, was executed on Sunday, after being convicted in a closed trial in December of bomb attacks in Sichuan province between 1998 and 2002.

The US State Department said it was also “closely watching” reports that 10 other Tibetans had been detained in the same case.

[originally transmitted by e-mail February 2, 2003]

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