Hotelier gets life for aiding Tibetan exiles
Published 13/08/2010 | 05:00
ONE of Tibet's richest businessmen has been sentenced to life in prison for helping exile groups, a human rights organisation said yesterday.
Dorje Tashi, believed to be in his mid-30s, is the operator of the Yak Hotel, the most famous hotel in Lhasa. He met Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao in 2005.
China has not reported the jail sentence, which comes amid increased repression of Tibetan intellectuals after rioting in 2008 in which 22 people died.