Multiple sources have confirmed the execution of four Tibetans in Lhasa on Tuesday 20 October - the first death sentences known to have been carried out in Tibet since 2003.
Three of the four Tibetans now known to have been executed - Lobsang Tenzin, Loyak (pictured right) and Penkyi - are among the five sentenced to death in April this year in connection with events in Lhasa on 14 March 2008. Their trials were conducted in secret and in the absence of even the most basic level of legal oversight. Their executions raise grave concerns for the prospects of many hundreds of Tibetans still unaccounted for or awaiting trial.
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