-Radio Free Asia
Authorities in northwestern China’s Qinghai province are banning Tibetan social media groups tied to religion, warning group members they will be investigated and jailed if they continue to use them, sources say.
The order will take effect March 1, according to a Jan. 20 announcement by a provincial official, a Tibetan living in the region told RFA this week.
“All online coordinating of religious activities and related events will be banned,” RFA’s source said, speaking on condition of anonymity for security reasons. “Anyone found violating this order will be investigated and punished,” the source added.
Many social media groups have been created inside Tibet to coordinate religious activities online and to share information about pilgrimages, holidays or special observances where the lives of captive birds or fish are spared and they are released back into the wild, the source said. Click here to read more.