tibet-post-header
Tibet: News Tibet Tibetans Arrested Over Land-confiscation Protest in Eastern Tibet

Tibetans Arrested Over Land-confiscation Protest in Eastern Tibet

E-mail Print

13 april 2012 001

Dharamshala: - Chinese authorities on Tuesday confiscated land belonging to a Tibetan businessman in Kardze County, and later arrested him and a relative for questioning and appealing against the government move.

"Sonam Gonpo, a 48-year-old businessman, and his relative, Khedup, from Lhopa region of Kardze County, Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, went to question local authorities after they learned of construction activity on land belonging to Gonpo, but police arrested them," said exile monk Pema Tsewang, quoting contacts in the region.

Fearing similar land confiscations after the incident, many local Tibetans, including Gonpo's wife, staged a protest condemning the government action and calling for the return of the land to its owner. They said their farm land is their livelihood, and without it they may as well be dead.

The protesters prostrated themselves in front of a digging machine. Chinese police threatened them with dire consequences and then arrested Gonpo's wife and another Tibetan woman, Sangay Kelsang.

Sonam Gonpo, the son of Mr Dorje Tashi and Mrs Choedon (deceased) is from Lhopa township, Kardze County. Tsewang reported that, on 19 March 19 2009, Gonpo was arrested in a teashop in Kardze county and detained for almost four months, accused of engaging in ‘pro-Tibetan discussion'. He was beaten by police and admitted to Kardze County hospital.

The Chinese authorities confiscated his truck, worth 150,000 yuan, and his stock of valuable cordyceps sinsensis (‘caterpillar fungus' - used in Tibetan and Chinese medicine).

On 31 March 2011, when the Chinese authorities released the monks Tenzin Nagdhup and Lobyang, of Tsetsang Monastery, Kardze County, from prison, local Tibetans greeted them with a grand reception. The authorities accused Gonpo and six others of organizing the reception and detained them for one month.

After his release, Gonpo was arrested again and detained for nearly a year.

Last Updated ( Friday, 13 April 2012 18:01 )  


......


His Holiness The Dalai Lama returns to Dharamshala

His Holiness The Dalai Lama returns to Dharamshala

Dharamshala:- The spiritual leader of Ti...

Exiled delegation calls on Indian MPs to support Tibet cause

Exiled delegation calls on Indian MPs to support Tibet cause

New Delhi: - As the newly elected member...

Tibetan women's group organized a series of actions in Ladakh

Tibetan women's group organized a series of actions in Ladakh

Leh, Ladakh: - The Tibetan Women's Assoc...

Tibetans urge BRICS leaders to address the Tibet's grievances

Tibetans urge  BRICS leaders to address the Tibet's grievances

Dharamshala: - Tibetan NGOs in exile urg...

Allow fact-finding mission to Tibet: Tibetan Parliament to China

Allow fact-finding mission to Tibet: Tibetan Parliament to China

Dharamshala: - The Dharamshala, India ba...

Tibetan admin. dedicates 2014 as Year of HH the Great 14th Dalai Lama

Tibetan admin. dedicates 2014 as Year of HH the Great 14th Dalai Lama

Dharamshala: - As the Central Tibetan Ad...

Tibetan NGO observes Int'l Day in support of Victims of Torture

Tibetan NGO observes Int'l Day in support of Victims of Torture

Dharamshala, 26 June 2014: - The Tibetan...

Indo-Tibetan event held to foster friendship and awareness on Tibet

Indo-Tibetan event held to foster friendship and awareness on Tibet

Dharamshala: The Himalayan Parivar, a Ti...

Advertisements

In order to view this object you need Flash Player 9+ support!

Get Adobe Flash player
Joomla! Slideshow

Online Translation

English Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Croatian Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swahili Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish