China Puts on Hold Trial of Tibet Environmentalist

The case of Tibetan environmentalist Rinchen Samdrup has been delayed, according to a report from the Associated Press:

An award-winning Tibetan environmentalist’s trial on separatism charges has been put on hold, the latest twist in a trio of intertwined cases pitting three brothers against China’s communist authorities.

The cases come amid increasing reports of repression of Tibetan intellectuals, an echo of the massive security crackdown that followed deadly rioting in the capital Lhasa two years ago.

Rinchen Samdrup was due to go on trial Thursday in the Tibetan region of Chamdo on the charge of “incitement to split the country,” but the trial was abruptly canceled on Sunday, according to lawyer Pu Zhiqiang.

June 21, 2010 8:37 PM
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