A Canadian-Tibetan activist who is visiting Beijing as part of a "Free Tibet" campaign says she has been followed by suspected Chinese security agents.
Lhadon Tethong, a Canadian-born ethnic Tibetan, says several vehicles have followed her and a colleague in the Chinese capital in recent days. But, she says Chinese authorities have not interfered with her activities.
Tethong is executive director of the U.S.-based "Students for a Free Tibet" group. She began writing an Internet blog (www.beijingwideopen.org)
on her experiences in China after arriving in the country last week on a tourist visa.
In her blog, she accuses Beijing of using the 2008 Olympic Games as a tool to cover up what she calls the "brutality" of China's occupation of Tibet.
Tethong says she plans to stay in the Chinese capital until Wednesday's ceremony marking the one-year countdown to the Games.
China has ruled Tibet since sending troops to the region in 1950.