Three Kirti monks held


(, Mar 13, 2009) — Three monks of Kirti Monastery were detained by Chinese police on Mar 3 and 5 apparently for their friendship with Tapey, the monk who immolated himself on Feb 27, reported Oslo-based Voice of Tibet radio service Mar 10. While Jamyang Phuntsok, 35, was held from the monastery room in the small hours of Mar 3, Mewa Gyatso and an unnamed monk were arrested on Mar 5.

The arrests took place following reports that the authorities were looking for four monks who had threatened to follow Tapey’s example through posters circulated in the area.


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