China: Protesters Surrender To Avoid Punishment

From icwales.co.uk :

More than 100 people have turned themselves in to police in Tibet’s capital Lhasa to take advantage of a leniency offer after violent anti-government riots , it is today claimed.

Xinhua News Agency says 105 people had surrendered as of late last night. The communist government on Sunday had promised leniency for those who handed themselves in, and harsh punishment for those who did not.

It was impossible to confirm the figure. Foreign media are banned from going to Lhasa , where rioters rampaged last Friday in violence the government has said killed 16. It has denied claims by overseas Tibetan groups that 80 were killed.

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