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06 october 2012 002Dharamshala: On October 6, 2012, after Sangye Gyatso, 27, self-immolated, Chinese policemen of Tsoe City and officers from Nagbug township came to Dhokar monastery and called a formal meeting to discuss which monk was first to find out about the self-immolation of Gyatso.

The Chinese policemen and officers of Nagbug township were quick to tell the monks that national reporters should not be allowed to declare self-immolation. By 8:00 p.m., the monks still had not returned from their meeting.

On October 7, the Chinese policemen and officers from Nagbug township tried to arrest several monks on an account of witholding information about the following: who was holding Gyatso's body, who was first to inform Gyato's family of his self-immolation, and who was the reporter to take photos of the scene.

Local Tibetans of the three villages surrounding the Dhokar area, informed the Chinese policemen and the officers of Nagbug township that no monks can be arrested because the monastery had no involvement with the self-immolation of Gyatso. The local Tibetans threaten a protest if a monk is arrested. No arrests have been made, but a few monks are under custody.

In the afternoon of October 6 and the morning of October 7, local Tibetans visited Gyatso's family for condolence; however, the Chinese policemen and officers of Nagbug township declared that the family should not receive any visitors, and the funeral should take place as soon as possible.

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