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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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Tibetan monk detained on suspicion of possessing and sharing Dalai Lama’s photos

Chinese security forces detained a Tibetan monk from Rongwo Monastery on suspicions that he had kept the Dalai Lama’s photos on his mobile phone and shared them with friends online in Rebgong (Ch: Tongren) County in Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province. The monk, Chophel, 46, was detained from his monastery on 10 July 2015. Almost two months after his arbitrary detention, he is still being held at a detention centre in Dragmar in Rebgong County. Although the police have not given any reason for his sudden detention, local Tibetans suspect that he was arrested for possessing images of …

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Young Tibetan monk arbitrarily detained for peaceful solo protest

A young Tibetan Buddhist monk from Kirti monastery has been detained by the Chinese police for launching a peaceful solo protest in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County town in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Information received by TCHRD reveals that Lobsang Kelsang, 19, was arrested at around 3 pm local time, on 7 September 2015. In one of the four brief video footage received by the TCHRD from inside Tibet, Kelsang is seen walking along the streets of Ngaba County town, holding aloft a huge portrait – most probably of the Dalai Lama – and raising slogans for …

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