Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sat 28, Nov 2015 02:21 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Suspected Chinese spies tailed me on my trip to Philippines for Pageant: Miss Tibet
China to ‘educate’ monks against 'separatism' in Nangchen
Sikkim declares Dalai Lama's birthday 'restricted holiday'
Tibetan journalists tour media agencies
Tibetans in Nepal twice as pinched by the ongoing fuel crisis
German delegation for rights talk to visit TAR
Hu Yaobang celebrated, his legacy still in the shadows
Human Rights Watch calls for independent probe into Xinjiang terror raid
Tibetans urge Canadian minister to make Tibet a core issue at COP21
India should not change its political path on Tibet: Kiren Rijiju
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves after accepting a long life prayer offering from four Tibetan organizations at the Tsuglakhang, Nov. 3, 2015 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama watches as nuns participate in debate at the 21st Jang Gunchoe religious festival attended by over 300 nuns from India and Nepal. Tsuglakhang, Oct. 31, 2015, Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
TPIE Speaker Penpa Tsering speaks at the third Body, Mind and Life conference organised by the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute at Mentseekhang Hall, Oct. 15, 2015 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Two Tibetan tour guides sentenced to life
Phayul[Tuesday, September 10, 2013 22:19]
DHARAMSHALA, September 10: News have emerged of a two Tibetan tour guides having been sentenced to life in prison by China in 2010, a Tibetan woman tour guide who recently escaped to India told the media.

According to the woman who has worked as tour guide, China had sentenced the two Tibetan tour guides to life imprisonment for alleged political activities. She added that the Chinese authorities then barred foreigners from travelling to Mt. Everest (Jhomo Langma).

Tsering Samdup, in his mid 20s from Shigatse was sentenced to life after authorities reportedly found out that an American climber from Samdup’s group hoisted a Tibetan national flag at the Mt. Everest base camp and took pictures of it. Samdup is currently in Drapchi Prison located near Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet.

The Tibetan woman also explained the difficulties faced by Tibetan tour guides, who now “require a number of documents, travel passes and identity card” to work as tour guides in Tibet.

She noted that “Chinese authorities have issued a booklet comprising of introduction of Tibet’s history and a description of every tourist spot to all the tour guides and going against the official description of the sites would lead to heavy punishment and trouble for the guides and their family members too.”

She further added that the Chinese’ version of the descriptions in the booklet are “inaccurate”.

She also said that another unidentified Tibetan guide was sentenced to life for infringing the descriptions about the 14th Dalai Lama to foreign tourists visiting the Potala Palace.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
China to build 7th airport in Tibet, start operations of the 6th
Two Tibetan tour guides sentenced to life
Dalai Lama congratulates Ausltralian PM elect Abbott
Nagchu - woman attempts suicide, 9 identified among several arrested
Photo Galleries
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2015 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online