02/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Exiled Tibetans Plan Boycott Of New Year Celebrations

Tibetans in exile and under Chinese rule plan to boycott upcoming New Year celebrations in a gesture aimed at honoring Tibetans who died during protests in 2008, Tibetan sources say.

Tensions in the Tibetan region are expected to be high this year because of the one-year anniversary of the violent crackdown in March against anti-China demonstrations and because of the fiftieth anniversary of a failed rebellion against Chinese rule.

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