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30october201011Dharamshala: Monday, (01 November) at 11:11am famous Tibetan female writer and blogger Woeser received a highly threatening phone call from the Lhasa City Public Security Bureau according to a message posted on her blog; woeser.middle-way.net.

She was told by the caller who claimed to be from the Lhasa City Public Security Bureau to immediately go to the Public Security Bureau. When she questioned the reasons why she was being summoned they simply replied "of course there is a reason, you know what you have done."

Following the threat she stated "I had not done anything illegal. I said that if they wanted to come to see me that was fine but they had to follow the correct procedures," to which the caller replied that he would come for her soon.

Woeser has experienced a multitude of threats and arrests because of her outspoken work on the Tibetan cause, through her blog and books. During the 2008 unrest in Tibet, Woeser and her husband were put under house arrest after speaking to reporters. In 2010, International Women's Media Foundation granted her with the Courage in Journalism Awards.

Since the phone call she has been unable to access her social networking page on Twitter.

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