Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tibet: Dalai Lama says new uprising possible

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, says the situation inside Tibet is very tense, and that a new uprising may happen there at any moment.

The Dalai Lama was speaking Wednesday on a cultural visit to Germany's western city of Baden Baden. He expressed concern that another uprising against China's rule over Tibet will trigger more Chinese repression of his people.

The Tibetan spiritual leader also accused Chinese authorities of torturing and killing Tibetans after they are arrested.

Beijing accused the Dalai Lama of instigating anti-government protests in Tibet last year and seeking independence for the region - both charges he denies.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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