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Lhasa Public Security Summon Woeser

Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010

Urgent Blogpost by Woeser; Lhasa Public Security Bureau Summon Her

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated an urgent blogpost by Woeser describing how she was summoned on the phone by the Lhasa Public Security Bureau. The blogpost was written approximately one hour ago.

“Urgent: Someone on the Phone Claiming to be from Lhasa City Public Security Bureau Summoned Me”
By Woeser

At 11:11am, mobile phone number 13989990059 called me on my mobile.
The caller claimed to be from Lhasa City Public Security Bureau and immediately summoned me to the Public Security Bureau.
I asked why I was being summoned.
He said that there was something he needed to discuss with me.
I said I would not go, I had no reason to go to the Public Security Bureau.
He said of course there is a reason, you know what you have done.
I said I had not done anything illegal. I said that if they wanted to come to see me that was fine but they had to follow the correct procedures.
He said yes, we will come and we will follow the correct procedures.

At this point I can’t get on Twitter.
Readers of my blog, please pass on this message and also put it on Twitter.
Thank you!

November 1, 2010 11:40 AM

I request all readers of this blog to spread the word about this incident. Woser la is a tremendously brave Tibetan, but I am sure such a summon by the PBS would make anyone of us very nervous. Let us help her by letting the world know what is happening. JN

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  • avatar Christophe Besuchet says:

    A twitter user named Yangpigui said today at around 1:00pm (Lhasa local time) s/he managed to talk to Woeser. Everything would be normal despite an Internet cutoff, and the call would have been an intimidation tactic in order to get Woeser out of Lhasa:

  • avatar Christophe Besuchet says:

    Translation of tweet by @tengbiao at around 4pm (Lhasa time): “Woeser who is in Lhasa at the moment is allowed to leave her house but is followed by security agents. Her internet is still down, Woeser has complained, the internet company says they are repairing her connection.”

  • avatar Christophe Besuchet says:

    Translation of tweet by Woeser @degewa Dear friends on Twitter, I’m finally back online! Thanks to all of you who showed concern for me over the last 3 days, thank you to lawyer Li Fangping, thanks to the media for reporting, in brief, nobody came for me, my internet connection “broke and was repaired”, a car appeared from early morning till late at night outside my door, I was followed everywhere but it seems that nothing too bad has happened, thanks to all!

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