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One Arrested in Lhasa, Tibet, Now Heavy Military, Police Deployed

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2008-5-4-army-in-street-of-lhasaDharamshala: - Chinese police have arrested and detained a Tibetan man in Tibet's capital Lhasa on January 25, and and heavy military and police have been deployed in the capital after several protests in neighboring areas, according to a confirmed information received by The Tibet Post International.

The so called Lhasa Public Security Bureau arrested 25-26 year old Tibetan man, Namkha Gyaltsen, in-front of Jokhang, the main Tibetan temple in Lhasa, at 5.00pm, (Beijing Time) January 25. After the arrest, his current whereabouts and condition are remain unknown..

Gyaltsen is a native of Golok county, Amdho province, eastern Tibet said the source from inside Tibet. He was arrested in Lhasa by the Chinese authorities, when he was distributing posters demanding return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.to Tibet and banners bearing slogans such as free Tibet, "Human Rights in Tibet," and long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama."

The road around the temple and other holy places in Lhasa, normally packed with pilgrims spinning their prayer wheels and murmuring prayers, is now nearly full of armed security forces, the source from inside Tibet added. "The armed Chinese troops and police presence in Lhasa is extensively deployed at almost every corners of the city. Some are members of the so called People's Armed Police, an anti-riot force. Some could be regular soldiers."

The Tibet Post also has learned that some top officials of so called Tibet Autonomous Region have visited Chinese security forces and police stations in Lhasa city and called authorities to ensure 'nation's stability,' after unrest occurring in serval parts of eastern Tibet.

The source also stated that during and after Chinese new year, Chinese troops locked down Lhasa -- the Himalayan city barred to Tibetans from neighboring areas without valid documents and Identity card at every security checkpoint and patrol pumps And now there are heavy restrictions on Tibetans those who are from Kham and Amdho too-- to prevent a new protest in the region to against Chinese rule, due to this week's serious unrest in eastern Tibet.

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 January 2012 10:11 )  


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