China jails Tibetan man

China jails Tibetan man

A court in China's Qinghai province sentenced a Tibetan man to four years in prison for inciting secession.

Gyadehor, a Tibetan herdsman aged 60, was also deprived of his political rights for two years, reported Xinhua citing the verdict from the Intermediate People's Court of the Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

Gyadehor spread opinions related to "Tibet independence" when he brought cash and other goods to console families of self-immolators in November 2012, the court found.

His acts constituted the crime of inciting a split of the state, the court said.

The court arranged a Tibetan interpreter for the defendant during the open trial.

More than 100 people, including relatives and friends of the defendant, were present when the verdict was delivered.

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