Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Chinese on Tibetan Brutality Caught on Tape

Pro-Tibet activist holds a picture of the Dalai Lama during a demonstration in Paris 3/10/09 (Reuters/Philippe Wojazer).

BEIJING – A video that appears to show police fatally beating a Tibetan protester was a fake concocted by supporters of the Dalai Lama, China said Tuesday — the same day the video-sharing network YouTube said its service had been blocked in China. The video has been posted on YouTube in recent days.
A spokesman for Google, which owns YouTube, said he couldn't comment on the Chinese government's reason for the block. "We are looking into it and working to ensure that the service is restored as soon as possible," spokesman Scott Rubin said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. China occasionally blocks YouTube to prevent access to videos that criticize or shine an unflattering light on its policies. Users in Beijing said they were unable to access the site late Tuesday. More>>

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