BEIJING: Five Tibetans have died in China after police opened fire on unarmed protesters, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest report of unrest linked to ethnic minority rights. Police last week opened fire on locals in Kardze, a Tibetan-majority area of China’s southwestern Sichuan province, rights groups and US-funded broadcaster Radio Free Asia (RFA) said, citing local sources. Three people aged from 18 to 60 are now confirmed dead from injuries inflicted during the shootings, British-based group Free Tibet said in a statement, without specifying how the other two are believed to have died. The US-based International Campaign for Tibet said one protester had committed suicide in custody. China’s... more ›
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