Chinese Authorities sentence 3 more Tibetan Monks + tries to bribe them-No Morals-No Ethics!

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3 More Monks Sentenced to ‘Re-education Through Labour; China Attempts to Dissuade Kirti Monks with Money

 Around 10 September 2011, three Kirti monks were sentenced to 2- 3 years’ re-education through labor by the Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Prefecture Public Security Bureau (PSB). The three monks; Lobsang Dhargye, Tsekho and Dorjee were all arrested around 12 April 2011 on suspicion related to the 16 March 2011 self immolation of monk Phuntsog.

According to our sources, Dorjee, a 16 years old from Lhoengtsang Village, Ngaba County, has been sentenced to three years re-education through labor.

Tsekho is 30 years old, born in Tru-tse Township, Ngaba County and 22 years old Lobsang Dhargye is from Myeruma, Ngaba County.  Both Tsekho and Lobsang Dhargye have been sentenced to re-education through labor for two years and six months.

Since the beginning of this month, Kirti Monastery monks were on 15 days annual holiday. By this time (19 September), all monks are supposed to be back at the monastery but very few of them were back at the monastery from their holiday. However, many Chinese officials arrived at the monastery claiming to make identity cards for the Kirti monks. Sources also said that the Head of the monastery and his assistants have been frequently harassed by the Chinese officials.

 It is also known that the Chinese authorities are planning sturdily to further endorse the ‘Patriotic Re-education’ and to significantly minimize the strength of monks. They have promised payment of 20,000 Yuan and also a loan of 50,000 Yuan to help in ‘starting a new livelihood’ to those who voluntarily resigns from the monastery. Yet, so far none of the monks has claimed such reward and benefits.

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China to pump $47 bill into Tibet to 2015-Is this to believed and Do The Tibetans Want It?

(Reuters) – The Chinese government will pump 300 billion yuan ($47 billion) into restive Tibet over the next five years, with 90.5 billion yuan to finance roads, railways, hydropower stations and other infrastructure, state media said on Wednesday.

The 226 projects the money will support are “aimed at achieving rapid development in Tibet”, the official Xinhua news agency quoted deputy governor Hao Peng as saying at an internal meeting on Tuesday.

Key transport schemes will include an extension of the railway from regional capital Lhasa to Shigatse, the traditional home of Tibetan Buddhism’s second highest figure the Panchen Lama, and highways to the rest of China, the report added.

Other spending will target housing, health care and environmental protection, Xinhua said.

“About 8 percent of the investment will be used to foster the development of indigenous industries, including…….

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Mass arrests in China illegal ‘gutter oil’ police sting

Police in China have arrested 32 people in an operation to prevent the sale of illegally reprocessed cooking oil.

More than 100 tonnes of oil were seized in raids across 14 provinces.

Some of it had been collected from drains behind restaurants to be sold on.

Six underground factories were found to be producing the oil, which some scientists say can cause cancer.

One firm, which was supposed to be turning kitchen oil into fuel, was selling it as fresh cooking fat.

Gutter oil, as it is known, is well-named, says the BBC’s Michael Bristow in Beijing, with some of it collected by dredging the drains behind restaurants. The name is now used for any cooking oil that is illegally recycled.

The raids took place following a four-month police inquiry.

“This case, through a difficult process of investigation… not only struck down a criminal chain of gutter oil producers, but also uncovered hidden details of the offenders’ greedy and unconscionable production of poisonous and harmful cooking oil,” a ministry of public security statement said.

Public alarm

The sting operation comes more than a year after Chinese state media reported that up to one-tenth of cooking oil was made from recycled waste oil.

The trade has been a problem in China for years – the business is said to be very profitable because of the low costs of the waste oil and refining process.

There have been a number of nationwide campaigns to stamp out the illegal trade.

Scandals over contaminated food have caused considerable public alarm in China in recent years.

In the most serious case in 2008, milk products mixed with the industrial chemical melamine caused the deaths of at least six infants and nearly 300,000 fell ill.

Tibet: Please email this vital report on China’s medical atrocities

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THESE ARE HAPPENING WHILE ALL THE ‘SOFT COCK’ GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE WORLD ARE STILL PISSING IN THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT’S POCKEST – BLOODY DISGRACEFUL!!!!

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Action For Tibetan Political Prisoners-You can help make a real difference by sending the latest appeal:

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Situated in the north eastern outskirts of Lhasa, Drapchi is the largest prison in Tibet, although there are many more – some concealed by titles such as ‘re-education centres’ or ‘reform through labour camps’.

Opened in 1965 and built with forced labour it is known in Chinese as Di Yi Jianyu-No 1. Prison. The prison is arranged into a series of nine units and has  recently been expanded and restructured. It has an estimated population of 1000 of which some 600 are thought to be political prisoners ranging  in age from 18 to 85. Most of these are monks and nuns.

Conditions  inside are harsh with a brutalising regime of forced labour, systematic torture, poor diet, and constant brainwashing programmes.

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‘I appeal on behalf of Ms. Yeshi Choedon, a Tibetan political prisoner, who was arrested during March 2008  during the widespread uprisings against China’s occupation of Tibet.  Aged 55  she was sentenced, by the so-called Intermediate People’s Court in Lhasa, to 15 years imprisonment for revealing information to foreign media about the violent suppression of peaceful protests against Chinese occupation. The communist Chinese authorities had previously announced the verdict on November 7, 2008, according to a number of sources Yeshi Choedon has been undergoing forced labour in a prison near Lhasa (more than likely to be Drapchi Prison). Yeshi, a retired Doctor of Tibetan medicine, had  worked at a clinic near Norbulingka before taking retirement few years back, following which she took her residence at Ramoche. She was arrested without valid charges during the peaceful protests by Tibetans in Lhasa in March 2008. Yeshi Choedon has been denied any right to meet her family members since her arrest. I urge your office to investigate and support Yeshi Choedon’s case, and with all urgency, raise her plight with representatives of the communist Chinese authorities.’

Chinese Authorities Seize Tibetan Earthquake Film that praises Tibetan “unity,”

Source:  http://www.rfa.org

A monk-produced documentary highlights Tibetan unity and nationhood.

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DVD cover for the film Hope in a Disaster.

Authorities in a Tibetan-populated region of western China have seized copies of a documentary film that praises Tibetan “unity,” seen as the driving force in the recovery from a devastating earthquake last year, sources in the region said.

The April 2010 earthquake, which struck Yushu county in China’s Qinghai province, destroyed the Tibetan town of Jyekundo, also called Gyegu, killing an estimated 3,000 people there and in surrounding areas.

The film, titled “Hope in a Disaster” and produced by Buddhist monks, has proven popular with Tibetan viewers, but Chinese authorities have confiscated hundreds of DVD copies of the film from three shops in Jyekundo and from two shops in the nearby region of Kham Nangchen.

A restaurant in Jyekundo was also fined for screening the film, and the restaurant’s DVD players and a projector were seized, Tibetan sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Chinese officials also seized 3,000 DVDs from the residence of a monk, along with a computer, religious paintings, and household items including 30,000 yuan (U.S. $4,581) in cash.

Government statements claim the film’s producers had failed to obtain permission from “relevant departments” to distribute the film, sources said.

Tibetan unity feared

But local Tibetans believe that a more likely reason for the documentary’s suppression is that it praises the unity of Tibetans from Tibet’s traditional three provinces in carrying out relief and rescue work in the aftermath of the earthquake.

It also urges their continued unity in fulfilling future tasks.

“Amdo, Kham, and U-Tsang all belong to the same family,” says a song, “The Sound of Unity,” included in the film.

Many Tibetans consider Amdo, Kham, and U-Tsang to be the three provinces that make up Tibet, although Beijing has largely incorporated Kham and Amdo into the Chinese provinces of Qinghai and Sichuan.

“Tibetans of the Land of Snow, unite as one!,” the song urges.

The film’s producers have not been detained, sources told RFA, but authorities have ordered the filmmakers not to leave the Jyekundo area.

Meanwhile, some 400-500 Tibetans living in Nangchen have signed or placed their thumbprints on a petition asking authorities not to detain or arrest the monks who made the film, sources said, adding that representatives of villages in both Jyekundo and Nangchen have urged authorities to “properly” handle the issue or risk social instability.

‘Sensitive topics’

Speaking separately in interviews, Tibetan residents of Jyekundo said…..

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Chinese “chengguan” Urban Police in Beat Vendor, Sparking Protest

The “chengguan,” a type of municipal police, have claimed another victim in China. A street vendor in Kunming City in Yunnan Province was severely beaten on Sept. 3 by a group of these urban police and is listed in critical condition at a local hospital.

According to a report in Yunnan Xinxibao (Yunnan Info Daily), the vendor, Mr. Duan, had attempted to come to the aid of a female vendor who was holding a baby in her arms. At about 11 p.m. the female vendor was hit by the black-garbed police, resulting in the baby’s nose being bruised and starting to bleed during the conflict.

As Duan came forward to stop them, he ended up being attacked by 7 or 8 policemen with steel pipes and clubs. When he passed out and fell down to the ground with blood all over his face, the police hurriedly left the scene.

Chengguan is short for City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau. This police force is established in every city in mainland China and is said to be responsible for non-criminal urban management, including patrolling for unlicensed street vendors.

Though the agency is supposed to protect the public, beatings by chengguan have become so pervasive that being called “chengguan” implies a person is a bully. There have been a number of recent incidents involving beatings that have sparked riots.

In this case also the chengguan’s violence sparked a violent response. According to the video posted on the Internet by a witness, a couple of furious residents smashed the windows of their patrol vehicle. About one hundred other street vendors followed the police to the Huguo Police Station and demanded an explanation.

“The chengguan used steel pipe and clubs instead of their hands to hit that street vendor. After he was beaten to the ground, 7 or 8 chengguan even stomped on his body,” said a furious witness.

A local resident told the Epoch Times: “It is common to see chengguan hit street vendors in this area. We think it is outrageous. Those street vendors simply want to make a living by selling some vegetables or petty products during rush hour, but once they are noticed by these chengguan, their articles are confiscated.

“If the vendor refuses to cooperate with them, the chengguan beat the vendors up and then drive away. I have seen these scenarios in person a number of times. Nowadays chengguan are nothing more than gangsters.”

The doctor who treated Duan diagnosed several head injuries, two fractured ribs, and a fractured right ring finger. As one of the fractured ribs had perforated his lung, the hospital issued a Notice of Critical Status three times to his family. Because he is from a low income family, they cannot afford the expensive medical bills.

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