Tuesday, March 06, 2012

News at Eleven: "Originally, the president of the foundation

was going to come to present it too, but the Chinese embassy in the Netherlands refused him a visa and he couldn't come to Beijing. Also, the Dutch embassy in China has been warned that they are not allowed to give me the award," she [poet Tsering Woeser] wrote on Twitter under the username @Degewa.

She said was told she is not allowed to leave her house without permission for one month and that police are stationed outside her building.

from Radio Free Asia: China Blocks Poet from Award
then Phayul.com: Woeser under house arrest, Barred from collecting Prince Claus Award


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