Teenage protester gets three years in prison

13th September 2012

A teenage girl has been given a three-year prison sentence for handing out leaflets.

On 25 August, 17-year-old Jigme Dolma was sentenced to three years imprisonment under the charge of 'Splitting China' by Kandzi County People's Court.

Whereabouts unknown

Her family was able to meet her twice after her sentencing. On 28 August she was transferred to another prison in China and currently it's not known where she has been taken to serve her sentence. Even her family has not been informed of her present whereabouts.

Arrested during peaceful protest

During the protest on June 24, Jigme Dolma scattered symbolic Tibetan Buddhist cards and shouted slogans. Her protest was halted after five minutes when Chinese security forces surrounded her. According to eyewitnesses security forces beat her before placing her in detention.

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