Tibetan exiles: Protest deaths near 140
( AP )- The Tibetan government in exile says the death toll from the demonstrations in Tibet is about 140.
"While we have confirmed information on the death toll from the demonstrations so far, it has been extremely difficult to get the details," the Dalai Lama's exile government said in a message posted on its Web site Monday.
The group said the overall toll was "around 140," and it listed the names of 40 Tibetans killed in protests that started March 10.
Previously, the Dalai Lama's government said 99 protesters died. China has put the death toll at 22.