Chinese police offers 50,000-yuan reward for Tibetan self-immolation tip offs

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 05:12 hrs

Beijing: Police in the Chinese province of Gansu has offered rewards for giving information about planned self-immolations by Tibetans.

The police said whoever tells them about planned immolations will be awarded 50,000 Yuan.

Information about those who organise immolations will also be rewarded, the BBC reports.

A notice issued by the police says the immolations have "seriously impacted social stability and harmony as well as people's ability to live and work".

"Anyone who reports and informs the legal authorities on the people who plan, incite to carry out, control and lure people to commit self-immolation will be awarded 50,000 yuan," it said.

According to the report, it also added that anyone who provides genuine information about what it calls the "black hands", referring to those behind four recent self-immolations, will be awarded 200,000 Yuan.

This is believed to be the first reward offer of its kind in the region. 

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