Friday, October 20, 2006

I didn't know this was still happening ...

A friend sent this film footage of Chinese soldiers shooting and killing Tibetan pilgrims.

Pro Tv cameraman Sergiu Matei returned to Romania after climbing in the Himalaya and brought the tape home with him, making a lie of the Chinese News Agency report on the incident.

The International Herald Tribune is also running the story .

A Tibetan exile group said Thursday that Chinese border guards opened fire on dozens of refugees, killing two and wounding several more as they tried to sneak into Nepal from Tibet over the weekend.

The Tibetan refugees were crossing the Nangpa La pass, near Mount Everest on China's side of the border, when Chinese soldiers opened fire, said Lhundup Dorjee of the Tibet Refugee Center in Katmandu.

"Around 42 of them managed to escape and cross in to Nepal, but we don't know what happened to the rest of them," Dorjee said.

Neither Chinese nor Nepali officials were immediately available for comment on the reported shootings, which allegedly took place on Sept. 30 at the 5,800-meter (19,000-foot) pass just west Mount Everest.

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