203 killed in Tibet protests, say Tibetan exiles

April 29th, 2008 - 10:02 pm ICT by admin  

Dharamsala, April 29 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile Tuesday said at least 203 people have been killed and over 1,000 injured in anti-China protests in Tibet between March 10 and April 25. “We confirm the actual number of dead Tibetans at 203. Over 1,000 have been injured and 5,715 have been detained,” a spokesperson of the Tibetan government-in-exile here said.

“These figures are based on information collected from six different sources -Chinadigitaltimes.net, Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, China’s state media and Lhasa radio, Radio Free Asia and Department of Security of the Tibetan government-in-exile,” he added.

The Chinese have, however, placed the figure far lower.

Violence erupted in Lhasa and several other places inside Tibet after anti-China protests on Tibet’s 49th uprising day March 10. The incidents attracted international attention following the Chinese crackdown on Tibetans.

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