Three more Tibetans have died!

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20 August 2014


Dear Rafa,

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I'm sorry to write to you again so soon, but after sending yesterday's message we heard from Radio Free Asia that three more Tibetans had died following the shooting incident of 12 August.

Please, if you have not yet done so, join us today in sending China a message that its total disrespect for life and the right to free expression, cannot be tolerated.

On 12 August, following the night-time arrest of a popular village leader, Wangdak, Tibetans in the Kardze area of eastern Tibet gathered to call for his release. Chinese security forces opened fire, wounding at least 10 Tibetans. Initially it was reported that two had died; one from his injuries and another, named Lo Palsang - apparently committed suicide in custody, "in protest against the torture by the Chinese authorities." The three deceased protestors reported today were Wangdak's uncle, brother and brother-in-law. They died in custody and their bodies returned to the family.  

What You Can Do:
1. If you share our sense of outrage at this brutal incident, please sign our online petition at (No personal data is seen by China)
For those of you willing to let China see your email address, you can choose to send an email message to local leaders Hu Chang Shen, Party Secretary of Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, and Wang Dongming, Party Secretary of Sichuan Province at
2. Send this message to family and friends and ask them to sign too.
3. If you can, support the Tibet movement by making a donation to International Tibet Network.

Many thanks for your continued support for Tibet.

Alison Reynolds and the International Tibet Network Secretariat

Read more - and Be aware these reports include images of injuries.

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