Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tibetan writer alleges harassment by Chinese police and nationalist Internet hackers

: A Beijing-based Tibetan author said Wednesday that Chinese police force have got been harassing her and that patriots hacked into her blog, where they posted a Chinese flag and baleful messages.

Woeser, who wrote about news from Tibetan countries of People'S Republic Of China during public violences and protestations in March, said her e-mail and online telephone set business relationships had also been hacked and her place telephone and cell telephone no longer worked.

She said it was the 4th clip 1 of her blogs had been attacked and that she thought the up-to-the-minute blog would be safe because it was hosted by an abroad server.

"Even though I can't recover it, I can begin another blog," she said in an e-mailed message to The Associated Press. "They can interrupt one, but I will just begin another one. I can't halt unless they collar me."

The hackers left a image of the Chinese national flag on her blog along with the message: "Long unrecorded the People's Democracy of China. Overthrow all Tibetan separatists." Today in Asia - Pacific

Above a photograph of the author, whose books are banned in China, the hackers wrote: "Please retrieve this Tibetan breakaway Woeser's ugly face. Whoever sees this ugly face, delight round her hard like one beat generation a dog."

The grouping phone calls itself the Honker Union of China, which is an informal web of Chinese patriot hackers. The grouping claimed duty for hacking into U.S. Web land sites after an American undercover agent airplane and a Chinese military jet plane collided in 2001.

Woeser, who travels by one name, said that since the protestations in Thibet she had received 100s of messages abusive Tibet's exiled Negro spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

"I believe the events in Thibet caused certain people to go angry because they don't desire me to state the whole human race what is really happening in Tibet," she said.

Woeser's aggregation of traveling stories, "Notes on Tibet," was banned in 2003, reportedly because it deviated from the functionary authorities take on Tibetan history and culture. Woeser was subsequently fired from her redaction occupation at a government-backed journal and forced to go forth her place in Tibet's capital, Lhasa.

Woeser was set under house apprehension from March 15 to March 22 this twelvemonth as violent protestations took topographic point in Lhasa. She said four police force military officers from the Dongcheng territory in eastern Peking interrogated her astatine a friend's house Monday, just as the first U.S.-China human rights negotiation in six old age were in progress. They asked for her Idaho card and took photographs of points in her bag, she said.

A adult female who answered the telephone at the Dongcheng police force said she was unaware of the incident. She refused to give her name.

Demonstrations in Lassa that started peacefully but turned violent on March 14 caused an all-out attack by Chinese state mass media on the Dalai Lama, who they said wanted to divide Thibet from China.

A moving ridge of patriotism among many Chinese also broke out on the Internet after the international leg of the Olympic torch relay was disrupted by pro-Tibet demonstrators in April.


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