Chinese Government Executes Four Tibetans Over 2008 Unrest བོད་སྐད།

According to Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), four Tibetans were executed on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the 2008 anti-China unrest in the Tibetan capital Lhasa.

Lobsang Gyaltsen, aged 27, born in Lhasa; Loyak, aged 25, of Tashi Khang, Shol Township, Lhasa and Penkyi, aged 21, born in Sakya County are the ones executed, and a fourth person is not known.

The Lhasa Intermediate People's Court in its 8 April 2009 verdict had issued death sentences to Lobsang Gyaltsen and Loyak for allegedly burning shops and killing its owner and employees in downtown Lhasa on 14 March 2008.

There was an inconspicuous deployment of Public Security Bureau officials and armed personnel around Lhasa on the day of the execution. The Chinese authorities had also stepped up patrol in and around Lhasa. Some Tibetan shopkeepers and heads of some families were also taken into custody.

Some information for this report was provided by Phayul and Tibetnet.