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Dharamshala: - Chinese authorities must end excessive use of force against peaceful Tibetan protesters, Amnesty International said after Chinese police and security forces fired into a crowd of Tibetan protesters in Driru County, eastern Tibet, which left over 60 Tibetans injured.

"It is outrageous for the police to start firing on a peaceful gathering. This latest incident shows that the Chinese authorities have done nothing to rein in excessive use of force by their security forces or to increase respect for Tibetans' right to freedom of peaceful assembly," Corinna-Barbara Francis, Amnesty International's China Researcher, said in a statement on 9 October.

"Across the Tibetan region the situation remains tense, the Chinese authorities are doing nothing to improve it by continuing to deny Tibetans their most basic human rights. The daily harassment and humiliating treatment have to end," said Francis.

According to the sources, 'three Tibetans from Sengthang Shari village and one Tibetan from Tinring village were killed when the Chinese opened fire on protesters on October 8, 2013.'

According to the sources from inside Tibet, checkpoints in Lhasa, the administrative capital of Tibet, has increased security implemented by the Chinese forces. Reports also mention that the Chinese officials are harassing Tibetans from Driru and two adjacent counties in Ngachu Prefectures.

Sources stated that over 40 local Tibetans were detained when they protested against the recent repressive measures in a village in Driru. Since then their whereabouts and well-being also remain unknown.

Photographs receiving from the region show a strong presence of Chinese paramilitary forces at the areas in Driru County in eastern Tibet, warns of further crackdown on Tibetan protesters.

Meanwhile 'the government of Tibet Autonomous Region has issued a notification aimed at restricting the activities of Tibetans in Driru County, particularly those who are traveling must be carefully checked and requirements must be met for a special permission before entering other areas, including Lhasa City, the capital of Tibet.'

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Its vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

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