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China: Cease political persecution and disclose information about missing Tibetan monks

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) calls on the Chinese authorities to disclose information about three Tibetan monks subjected to arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and unjust sentencing in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. TCHRD believes that the monks are being persecuted for their religious and political beliefs and their detention violates established human rights norms and principles that China is obligated to respect, protect and fulfill.

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Tibetan monk disappeared while sister and nephew beaten up in detention

Last June, a Tibetan monk named Choki was detained and disappeared in Wal-shul, Serthar (Ch: Seda) County, Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Following Choki’s detention and subsequent disappearance, his sister Kyinzom and her son, Dakpa, were also detained for 15 days subjected to beatings; although they have since been released. According to sources, Choki was abruptly picked up by the police at around 5. 30 pm on 19 June 2015. The reason for his detention remains unclear even after more than a month after he was detained. He was a monk at Phugu Monastery in Walshul, Sertha. …

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Monastery under siege as monks face expulsion while another detained for writing book on immolations

A monk from Tongkyap Monastery has gone ‘missing’ since his arbitrary detention earlier this month by People’s Armed Police in Gade (Ch: Gande) County in Golok (Ch: Guolo) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province.  According to information received by TCHRD, on 11 March, the day after the 54th anniversary of Tibetan national uprising, Tritsun (pen name: Tri Bhoe Trak), 26, a monk from Tongkyap Monastery was detained on unknown charges. Police detaining the monk gave no explanation for the sudden detention. Tritsun’s incommunicado detention has severely affected his aged mother, Phagmo, who is the only member in his family.

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