Chinese court convicts two Tibetans

Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) A court in southwest China's Sichuan province Thursday convicted two Tibetans of "intentional homicide" for inciting eight people to self-immolate, three of whom died.

Lorang Konchok, 40, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve and has been stripped of his political rights for life. His nephew, Lorang Tsering, 31, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and has been stripped of his political rights for three years, reported Xinhua citing the court verdict.

The two incited and coerced eight people to self-immolate, resulting in three deaths, the court ruled.

Of the eight people, three set themselves on fire and died in 2012. They were identified as Lorang Tsedrup, Tsenam and Jokba.

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