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China: Release Tibetan monks from incommunicado detention

  Early this month, two Tibetan monks were arbitrarily arrested for carrying out lone protests on different dates in Ngaba County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Their current whereabouts remains unknown. Local security forces took Dorjee Rabten, 23, away on 5 September when he staged protest in Ngaba County town. It is not known what slogans he shouted and how he carried out the protest. Rabten, a monk at the local Kirti Monastery, is a native of Meruma Town in Ngaba County. A monk by the name of Lobsang Dawa was his teacher at …

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Lone Tibetan protester holding Dalai Lama’s portrait detained incommunicado

Chinese authorities have detained incommunicado yet another Tibetan monk from the local Kirti Monastery for staging a lone protest against repressive policies in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Lobsang Tsering, 20, was arbitrarily detained at about 4 pm local time on 7 June when he staged a lone protest walking along the main road of Ngaba County town, holding high above his head a portrait of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama and raised slogans such as, “May His Holiness Live for 10,000 years!” and …

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A lone protester calling for proper allocation of earthquake relief arrested

An exile Tibetan returnee was arrested yesterday for staging a solo protest in front of Tsuglakhang in Lhasa, according to confirmed information received from reliable source by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD). Samdup Gyatso, a 28-year-old was arrested by around seven Public Security Bureau (PSB) officials during his brief solo protest in front of Tsuglakhang temple in Lhasa yesterday. According to sources, at around 3:20 PM (Beijing standard time) during the pick hour for religious activities around the Tsuglakhang temple, Samdup Gyatso staged a lone protest carrying banned Tibetan national flag in hand and had another …

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