Authorities detained Tibetan rights advocate for ten days

Tsering Tso in hospital in 2017.
11th December 2020

Tsering Tso was detained and fined. 

Tibetan rights advocate Tsering Tso was detained at her home in eastern Tibet on 12 November and held at Trikha County detention centre for ten days from 13 to 23 November, Tibet Watch has reported.

Tso was also fined 1,000 yuan, Tibet Watch reported.

Tibet Watch obtained a Chinese Punishment Penalty Decision Notice which said Tso posted information related to stability on WeChat and carried out other “provocative acts.”

She was charged with violating the fourth category of illegal acts listed under the Public Order Administration Punishments Law, Tibet Watch said. 

Tso reportedly said, “They always wanted to arrest me, but they couldn’t find a reason… Finally, because of the two messages I posted on WeChat on November 2nd, I was charged with [disturbing] stability and detained for ten days.”

Detention Notice.

Tso was invited to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program  initiated by the US State Department and since she returned to Tibet, she has received warnings and threats from the authorities, Tibet Watch reported.

Tibet Watch also noted that in November 2017 she was detained by the Yushu police, beaten in the interrogation room of the Public Security Bureau of Yush and went to hospital after the incident.

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