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Video: Chinese troops shoot Tibetan pilgrims; witnessed by climbers

Published: Friday October 20, 2006

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In a video recorded by international climbers in the Himalayas, what appear to be Chinese troops are seen shooting and killing Tibetan pilgrims trekking to India to be in the presence of the exiled Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism.

Tibet was seized by the Chinese fifty years ago and has remained in their firm control, despite international outcry. The Chinese government even reportedly plans to install its own successor to the present Dalai Lama upon his death, a process traditionally reserved for the leader's monks.

Danish and British climbers witnessed the shooting, which was earlier reported by BBC News and posted at RAW STORY.