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Self-immolating Tibetans jailed 15yrs

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A court in north-western China sentenced three Tibetans to up to 15 years in prison after convicting them of encouraging a self-immolation protest, United States-based Radio Free Asia reported on Tuesday. 

The three men were charged with "intentional homicide" after the death of Tsering Tashi in Luqu county, Gansu province, after his Nov 29 self-immolation.

The county court in Luqu, or Luchu in Tibetan, on Thursday sentenced Lhamo Dorje to 15 years in prison, Kalsang Sonam to 11 years in prison and Tsezung Kyab to 10 years in prison, the news service founded by the US government to promote democracy quoted local sources as telling its Tibetan service.

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