Youths, including monks, held for marking uprising anniversary


(, Mar 20, 2009) — Police in Chentsa County of Qinghai province arrested a number of youths, including monks, from two incidents of marking the Tibetan national uprising day of Mar 10 with incense-burning ceremonies, reported the exile Tibetan government’s Mar 18. The first incident involved monks of Ngangrong Tashi Choephel Monastery while the other one involved youths from the nearby Nyenmo Deva and Lu Gyal Deva village.

The report said six young monks were held from the first incident while some youths were arrested in the second incidents. Because of tight restrictions in the area, more details, including the names of the detainees, could be ascertained, the report said.


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