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70 detained as China cracks down on Tibet protests

BEIJING — A Chinese court sentenced a Tibetan man to 13 years in prison on Friday for encouraging a monk to set himself afire, as Beijing stepped up a crackdown on self-immolations aimed at protesting communist rule.

The sentence by a court in the northwestern province of Qinghai followed a news report that China’s government has detained 70 people in the province’s Tibetan areas.

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