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China Propaganda Machine Defends Role of Government in Death of Tibetan Monk


Access to Tibetan regions is tightly controlled by the Chinese government and local media are barred from investigating issues the government deems sensitive

BEIJING (AFP)¬†–¬†Chinese state-run media has defended the government’s treatment of a revered Tibetan monk who died in prison last week, after rights groups and his family slammed the handling of his death.Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, 65, was 13 years into a life sentence for terrorism and separatism, imposed following a trial which observers said was deeply flawed, when authorities announced news of his death at the weekend. 404 more words

China Says Tibetan Buddhist leader died in prison of a heart attack -- but refused to allow medical parole, an independent medical evaluation and then cremated the body

The Associated Press
July 19, 2015 

FILE – In this April 7, 2014 file photo, exile Tibetans hold a banner to demand the release of a Tibetan Buddhist leader Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, who has been in a Chinese prison since 2002, during a protest in Dharmsala, India. 518 more words