Tibetan Man Sentenced to Death Over 2008 Protest

A Chinese court in Tibet's capital Lhasa had sentenced a Tibetan man to death sentence with a two-year reprieve over his alleged role in the 2008 peaceful protest.

The Lhasa Intermediate People's Court announced the verdict on Sonam Tsering, a native of Derge Palyul County in Tibet's Kham province, in May this year. The court sentenced him for his alleged role in leading a protest in Lhasa on 14 March 2008.

The court had also sentenced seven Tibetans to varying prison terms for allegedly helping Sonam Tsering evade arrest. The 7 Tibetans are Tsewang Gyurmey (sentenced to 5 years), Tashi Choedon (7 years), Dolyang (4 years), Yang alias Kelyang (7 years), Yeshi Tsomo (5 years), Tayang (5 years), and Pasang Tsering (1 year).

Information for this report was provided by Tibetnet