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Nepal's Supreme Court Orders Release of 3 Tibetan Leaders བོད་སྐད།


Nepal's Supreme Court has ordered the release of three Tibetan leaders who were jailed on accusations of leading anti-China protests in Kathmandu.

The court ruled Monday in favor of the activists Kelsang Chung, Ngawang Sangmo, Tashi Dolma saying their detention was illegal.

The three were arrested last month and were charged with anti-China activities.

Last week, police in Nepal detained around 300 Tibetan exiles after some demonstrators tried to storm a Chinese embassy building in Kathmandu.

Tibetan exiles have been holding demonstrations against China since March, when deadly clashes broke out between protesters and Chinese authorities in Tibet.

About 20-thousand Tibetan refugees live in Nepal.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters


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