August 21, 2008

More From Beijing

The punishment for Vassar alumnus Jacob Blumenfeld and several other "Free Tibet" activists may have been determined a few hours ago.

According to the Associated Press:
"Chinese police say they have sentenced six foreigners to 10 days of administrative detention, in what appears to be the first sentencing of foreigners for protesting during the Olympics.

Police released a statement saying that the foreigners were detained Tuesday for "disrupting public order," but did not provide other details.

The group Students for a Free Tibet says the detainees are probably six Americans who have been missing since Tuesday. The group's Deputy Director Tenzin Dorjee told VOA Tibetan service that the detained include a New York-based artist who was planning to create a laser light display. The group says the five others are "citizen journalists" who did not participate directly in the pro-Tibet protests in Beijing."

The names of the individuals arrested have not been released, and again, we do not have confirmation that Blumenfeld is one of them.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, Mads, do you have any information regarding Vassar's position on the push from some universities to lower the legal drinking age to 18? I'd love to know how Cappy feels about the movement...

Anonymous said...

does it depress anyone else that there are 20 comments with furious and emotional reactions to changes in the cafeteria setup and plate sizes, and nothing regarding a Vassar student who is actually out making and active politically?

nice coverage Mads. it's just a shame no one seems to care. but if i don't have a spicy wrap, goddamit, then what is there to live for??

Anonymous said...

well i think it was a brave thing to do.

Anonymous said...

Yikes.