BEIJING –lashed out at the on Monday, accusing him of being a hypocrite who has deceived the west about his political agenda as authorities announced they had detained suspects in four deadly arson cases in Tibet.
Jiang Zaiping, the vice chief of the Public Security Bureau in the Tibetan capital of, said investigators have taken into custody suspects responsible for arson attacks on three shops — including a clothing outlet where five young women were burned to death — and one in nearby , the Tibet Daily newspaper reported Monday.
The fires killed a total of 12 people, state media has reported.
Authorities have taken 414 suspects into custody in connection with the anti-government, Jiang was quoted as saying. Another 298 people have turned themselves in, he said.
The Tibetan regional government also announced that the families of two of the women killed were given compensation of $28,170, the officialsaid.
It did not say how many suspects were involved in the four arson cases or give any other details.
An official who answered the telephone at the Lhasa Public Security Bureau said no senior officials were available to give details. He refused to give his name. It was unclear how many suspects had been directly involved in the four arson cases.