Posted by: becketfund | August 29, 2007

China: Tibetan Man Arrested Amid Calls for Greater Religious Freedom

Reuters reports that Runggye Adak, a Tibetan villager, has been charged with “subversion” by Chinese authorities, for speaking out in support of the Dalai Lama and the need for religious freedom in the country. Adak was formally arrested after speaking in the village of Litang, and charged with incitement to subvert state power. According to witnesses, officers began to move through the assembled crowd shortly after Adak finished his speech, eventually deploying tear gas and grenades against those gathered.

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