Man reportedly killed in Tibet: Four monks are missing

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gojo-county-eastern-TibetDharamshala: - A report coming out of Tibet says, one Tibetan man died after being severely beaten by Chinese authorities in Gojo county of eastern Tibet. It also says four respected Buddhist monks are missing after their arrest.

"Norbu, a Tibetan man was beaten to death by Chinese police and security personnels in Gojo county, end of March 2013," Lhamo, a Tibetan woman in exile told The Tibet Post International.

"Norbu was born in Jo-Med-Rong village in Gojo county, eastern Tibet, (Currently part of Tibet Autonomous Region). Lhamo said he was beaten to death by Chinese on unknown reasons as part of China's growing crackdown in the region."

The same source says, four respected Buddhist monks have 'disappeared' after they were arrested by police and taken into custody in Chamdho county since July 2012.

"The four monks of the Dranak Monastery in Gojo county of eastern Tibet have been identified as Khenpo Pema Tashi, Trulku Dorjee Choejor, Khenpo Sonam Khadro, and Thupten," Lhamo said. But, their details, including age, current condition and whereabouts are unknown.

"Since 2008 mas protests in Tibet, Chinese authorities have imposed heavy restrictions on Tibetans in the region and the so called "Patriotic re-education," has been strictly implemented, particularly in monasteries in the area," she said.

She said 'Tibetans in these areas are being arbitrary arrested, imprisoned and tortured by Chinese authorities. These things happen to Tibetans on an almost daily basis.'

"They are being severely punished through the patriotic re-education campaigns by the work teams, sending by the 'Religious Affairs Bureau' (RAB)," she continued.

According to the source, there is also widespread dissatisfaction with the resettlement policies in the county, as "a Tibetan village near Gojo county called 'Pharey' has been forced to move to another place."

The situation grew extremely tense in the region. The report said "Chinese troops and police have been increasingly deployed around the monasteries and surrounding areas."

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:47 )  


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