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Monk held, monastery placed under legal education

(, Sep06, 2012) Arbitrary detentions continue to be the order of the day in Chinese ruled Tibet with a monk named Kalsang Gyatso, 28, of Bora Monastery in Tsoe (Chinese: Hezuo) City  in Kanlho (Chinese: Gannan) Prefecture, Gansu Province, being picked up from a bathhouse in the night of Aug 28 from the local town area. He had taken a break from a religious retreat at his monastery to visit the town. His friends tried to stop the police who, however, used force to take him away, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) Sep 4.

The Chinese were reported to believe him to be involved in a protest on Mar 20. The protest involved more than 100 monks of Bora Monastery who marched towards the township-level government buildings carrying Tibetan flags and pictures of the Dalai Lama and calling for freedom in Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama.

At that time the Chinese police arrested 40 monks the following day but were compelled to release them a few hours later due to continued gathering of monks demanding that they be freed at once.

Kalsang Gyatso’s whereabouts now remain unknown. He originally belonged to Yagpa Yarne village in Labrang (Chinese: Xiahe) county of Gansu Province, with his parents being named as Kalsang Tsering and Dronpu Thar. 

The report said that following the detention, a group of 30 county, prefecture, and province-level officials, accompanied by a press team, arrived at Bora monastery to conduct “legal education” for the monks.


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