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Two Tibetans Sentenced to Death in Bombing in China’s West - 2002-12-05


Chinese court has sentenced to death two ethnic Tibetans accused of setting off a series of bombs in Sichuan province. An intermediate court in Tibetan-populated Garze Prefecture convicted Tenzin Geleg Rinpoche and Lobsang Dhondup on charges of detonating bombs, promoting independence and illegally possessing weapons and explosives. Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche is a respected and an influential Buddhist teacher in the area. During a court trial, Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche accused the court of false allegations and unfair trail proceedings an shouted, “Long Live His Holiness the Dalai Lama,” according to a statement issued by a Tibetan Human Rights group.

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