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Jonathan Green, author of "Murder in the High Himalaya" 

Murder in the Himalayas

From: The Tibet Connection
Length: 06:40

Chinese troops shot and killed a 17-year-old Buddhist nun trying to flee Tibet. Foreign mountaineers got the whole thing on video. (Q&A with Jonathan Green, author of Murder in the High Himalayas) Read the full description.

Green_small In 2006, a Chinese border patrol opened fire on a group of Tibetans trying to escape into Nepal via the Nangpa la pass in the Himalayas. Though such incidents had happened before, this time there were witneses—a number of mountaineers and a Romanian camera man who captured the fatal shooting of a 17 year old nun named Kelsang on videotape. Award-winning journalist Jonathan Green speaks to Rebecca Novick about the inside story of this tragedy and the response of the mountaineers who watched it happend, in his book Murder in the High Himalaya.

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In 2006, a Chinese border patrol opened fire on a group of Tibetans trying to escape into Nepal via the Nangpa la pass in the Himalayas. Though such incidents had happened before, this time there were witneses—a number of mountaineers and a Romanian camera man who captured the fatal shooting of a 17 year old nun named Kelsang on videotape. Award-winning journalist Jonathan Green speaks to Rebecca Novick about the inside story of this tragedy and the response of the mountaineers who watched it happend, in his book Murder in the High Himalaya.

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