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A murder in the shadow of Everest. Why was an innocent Tibetan nun gunned down by Chinese soldiers in the Himalayas?

June 15, 2010

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In 2007, Live's Jonathan Green went to the shadow of Mt Everest to investigate the murder of a Tibetan nun by Chinese troops. It led to an extraordinary book signed up by Hollywood and billed as the new 'Perfect Storm'. This is his irrefutable account of a superpower's shame...

The first gunshot to split the thin mountain air went largely unnoticed by the climbers. Most were still in their tents - the sun had risen, but it hadn't been up long enough to blunt the knifing cold - and no one expected to hear small-arms fire on a mountaineering expedition, much less at 19,000ft in the Himalaya.

There were about 100 climbers congregating at the advanced base camp of Cho Oyu, Tibet; the world's sixth tallest mountain and the second most popular peak after Everest, just 19 miles east.

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