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Tibetan Nomad Jailed For One Year For Dalai Lama Posts

A Tibetan nomad was jailed this month by a court in northwestern China’s Qinghai province after being convicted of promoting “separatism” for posting photos and teachings of Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on social media, Tibetan sources said.

Tibetan nomad Lhundup Dorje is shown on trial in the Golog People’s Intermediate Court, Dec. 14, 2020Photo Courtesy State Media Via RFA

Lhundup Dorje, 30, was handed a one-year prison, to be followed by a one-year deprivation of political rights following his release, by the Golog People’s Intermediate Court on Dec. 14, a source in Tibet told RFA’s Tibetan Service.

“Chinese authorities arrested Dorje on July 23, and he had already been held in detention for five months before he was sentenced,” RFA’s source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Dorje had drawn the attention of police after posting a New Year’s greeting message to Tibet’s India-based exile government, the Central Tibetan Administration, on his Weibo account on Feb. 5, 2019, RFA’s source said.

He had also posted a 10-second video clip of teachings by the Dalai Lama, whose images are banned by Chinese authorities in Tibetan areas.

“Then on March 11 of this year, [Dorje] posted slogans calling for Tibetan independence, and on May 3 he posted a picture of the Dalai Lama taken when he was young, along with praises and compliments to him,” the source said.

These postings were viewed on social media at least 2,383 times, and all were listed separately in the indictment against him, the source said.

Lhundup Dorje was born on Aug. 7, 1990 and comes from Gangri village in the Golog (in Chinese, Guoluo) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture’s Machen (Maqin) county in the traditional Amdo province of Tibet, RFA’s source said, adding, “He had lived the simple life of a nomad until his arrest.”

“Lhundup Dorje has accepted the charges against him and does not wish to appeal the sentence passed against him by the Golog People’s Intermediate Court,” he said.

Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is widely reviled by Chinese leaders as a separatist intent on splitting Tibet, a formerly independent Himalayan country which was invaded and incorporated into Communist China by force in 1950, from Beijing’s control.

The Dalai Lama himself says only that he seeks a greater autonomy for Tibet as a part of China, though, with guaranteed protections for Tibet’s language, culture, and religion.

Reported by Pema Ngodup for RFA’s Tibetan Service. Translated by Dorjee Damdul. Written in English by Richard Finney.

Copyright © 1998-2020, RFA. Used with the permission of Radio Free Asia, 2025 M St. NW, Suite 300, Washington DC 20036. https://www.rfa.org

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Always follow websites or social media platforms of traditional media outlets whether newspapers, magazines,Television News Channels or Radio Stations and authentic online only media outlets.They still maintain journalism excellence and stress on reportorial talent.On the other hand, fake news websites run by people with non journalism background and promote their own ideology with fake news and disinformations and obviously conspiracy theories.

But unfortunately mainstream media also manipulates news to establish their story angle.There were various instances when News papers and TV Channels promoted fake news/conspiracy theories in the form of out of context or manipulated pictures/videos and distorted informations.

Always check the URL of any website.Some fake news websites look like the orginal and popular one the same layout,Logo but if you check the URL you may find extra words like if the orginal website's URL is www.xxx.com the duplicate one might be www.xxx.com.co or something like that so first check the URL for authentic informations.

Check whether photos are original or photoshopped.Check Google images for authenticity.You can find help from Google Reverse Images search.

Check the news sources from other websites whether they picked up the story or not.

Whether the website layout is little bit clumsy and obviously grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes and excessive use of Sex related and sensational and hate stories.Because sex and hate sells.

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WHO Clarifies the disinformation about the virus:
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
Cold Weather and Snow can not kill the new coronavirus
Taking a Hot Bath Does Not Prevent COVID-19
COVID-19 Can not be transmitted through mosquito bites

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth)

According to World Health Organization (WHO): Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth . If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.

Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.

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When you follow COVID-19 related news and messages from social media then check and recheck it before consuming it.Follow journalism mantra: if your mother says she loves you, check it out.

Most of the messages or informations quote different organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNDP,Cambridge University  or other well known institutes,organizations or individual to authenticate the messeges.Check official websites of these organizations  if stories are repeated there

Forwarding messages from unknown sources or little known sources, it would be better to ignore it.

Check whether any logo like UNICEF or WHO or other organizations used in the messages which look similar to original logo.

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But due to advancement of technology we can not really wipe out fake news.According to experts advent of  Artificial Intelligence(AI) some companies small or big one developing  technologies that can  lay digitally created script to anybody's voice  even words,sentences never said by the person.Even they a.re developing a technology which can create fake video footage,images,audios like originals.So be cautious! Rumour-mongers are active everywhere whether in physical world or cyber world.

Without evidence or with fake evidence, a conspiracy theory will always remain a conspiracy theory.

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