Friday, March 21, 2008

How Many Really Die In Tibet?

From the AP:

China's official news agency says the casualty toll from anti-Chinese riots in Tibet has risen to 19 dead and 623 injured.

Xinhua said Friday night that 18 civilians and one police officer were confirmed dead in the unrest a week ago in the Tibetan capital. The news agency said 241 police officers and 382 civilians were injured in Lhasa.
The actual death and injury toll is probably much higher. Xinhua is underreporting the numbers for political reasons.