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Germany condemns China’s execution of Tibetan activist

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The German foreign ministry on Monday expressed its “grave concern” at the execution of a Tibetan activist convicted after a string of bomb blasts in southwestern China, saying it contradicted assurances which China had given the European Union.

Lobsang Dhondup, a 28-year-old farmer, was executed on Sunday, a Chinese court official at Ganzi said. His co-accused, 52-year-old monk Tensin Deleg Rinpoche, saw an appeal rejected by the same court and received a death sentence suspended for two years, which is likely to be commuted to life imprisonment. The two Tibetans were blamed for a bomb attack last April in Sichuan’s capital Chengdu, which killed one person and injured another, as well as two explosions in the Ganzi area of the Kham Tibetan region under Sichuan provincial administration.

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