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China must avoid excessive force in response to Tibetan protests

Headline Title:  China must avoid excessive force in Tibetan protests 24 January 2012 China must avoid using excessive force in response to protests and allow independent monitors into areas of protest, Amnesty International said today after Chinese security forces in Sichuan Province reportedly fired on Tibetan protestors for a second successive day. Chinese authorities have dismissed reports based on eyewitness accounts of deadly clashes between police and Tibetan protesters as "hype". "The Chinese authorities are responding only with repression and a security crackdown to an already…

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