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Tibetan protesters detained less than a month ago identified, special anti-riot police force deployed in Ngaba

Details have emerged on the identities of some of the unknown number of peaceful Tibetan protesters Chinese authorities have detained less than a month ago in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Their identities remained unknown for weeks due to state surveillance and Internet blockade in Ngaba County, which has steadily intensified in the past several years partly due to the rising number of self-immolation protests. It was Tapey, a monk of Kirti Monastery in Ngaba who staged the first self-immolation protest in Tibet. New information received …

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No ‘Golden Age’ for peaceful Tibetan protesters: Two more solo protesters beaten up and detained

Two Tibetan Buddhist monks have been detained by the local Chinese security forces for launching solo protests in separate incidents last week in the main streets of Ngaba County town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. TCHRD has received reliable information that the monks, Adrak, age 20, and Lobsang, age 22, were detained as soon as they began to protest and raise slogans for “Tibetan freedom” and “long life of the Dalai Lama” in the busy streets of Ngaba County town. Adrak and Lobsang belong to Kirti Monastery where …

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Tibetan monk detained for peaceful solo protest, restrictions intensified in Ngaba

Chinese security forces have detained yet another Tibetan Buddhist monk from Kirti Monastery today on 9 September 2015, for protesting Chinese rule in Tibet, according to information received by TCHRD. Jampel Gyatso, 21, was detained at around midday local time after protesting peacefully on the highway of Ngaba County town, in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. “He walked on the highway of Ngaba, carrying a large portrait of the Dalai Lama and shouting slogans, calling for freedom for Tibet and the long life of the Dalai Lama,” said the source. As security forces arrested him, …

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