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A Tibetan man, 34, was arrested in Machu (Ch: Maqu) County of Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province.

Shonu Palden, a nomad by occupation, was arrested on 18 June 2012 from a local restaurant in Belpen Township by Chinese security personnel who came in four vehicles in Machu County.

On 20 June, a group of 10 local Tibetans approached the county authorities to inquire about the abrupt arrest. Only five Tibetans from the group were allowed to go inside the office to make inquiries. They were told Shonu Palden on suspicion that he spearheaded protests in Machu County in 2008. The officials then asked the group to leave and that Shonu Palden would remain in detention for a month for interrogation, after which decisions would be made.

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Tibetan students in Machu County, Kanlho “Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture” (‘TAP’) in Gansu Province have staged a peaceful protest on 3 April 2010 against the Chinese government sacking their school heads, according to information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) from reliable sources.

The students of Machu Tibetan Nationality Middle School, in Machu County, Kanlho “TAP”, Gansu Province, led by senior students staged a peaceful protest in the afternoon of 3 April 2010. According to the source, the students were infuriated by Chinese authorities’ firing of the school’s headmaster, Kyabchen Dedrol and two of his Tibetan assistants; Do Re and Choekyong Tseten from their job last month following a pro-independence protest by students of the school in mid March this year and this had led to their latest protest. The Tibetan nationality Middle school reportedly comprises about 1,500 students.

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According to information received by Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) from a reliable source, Kunchok Tsephel, who run a Tibetan language and culture website – Chomei (eng. Lamp) (http://www.tibetcm.com/index.html) was arrested at his home in Gannan “Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture” (“TAP”), Gansu Province.

On 26 February 2009, the Chinese security in Machu arrested Kunchok Tsephel Gopey Tsang, a resident of Nyul-ra Township, Machu County, Gannan “TAP”, Gansu Province. He is currently said to be detained in one of the Public Security Bureau (PSB) Detention centres in Gannan “TAP”. The Centre also learned that Kunchok’s house was ransacked, his computer confiscated, and rooms searched for other incriminating materials.

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