Two monks, three teenagers held for protesting


(, Mar 09, 2009) — Two monks and three laymen were held on Mar 6 and 7 for staging protests in Karze County of Sichuan Province, reported Oslo-based Voice of Tibet (VoT) radio service Mar 7.

The report did not know the name of the two monks and about their protest action, which it said took place on Mar 6. It named the three teenagers who staged a protest on Mar 7 as Tsering Dakpa 16; Chonyi Gyaltsen, 18, and Rinchen Phuntsok, 15. It said they were severely beaten after their arrest.


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