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Lobsang loorig 01Dharamshala: - Emerging reports coming out Tibet say, Chinese authorities have detained another Tibetan monk in effort to further crack-down on Buddhist monks at the Kirti Monastery in Ngaba County of north-eastern Tibet.

"Chinese authorities detained Lobsang Lungrig, 20, from his monastic residence at Kirti Monastery in Ngaba County (Ch: Aba County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province), on December 27, 2014," Ven Kanyak and Lobsang Yeshe, from the India based Kirti Monastery told the Tibet Post International.

Lungrig's arrest came just hours after "Lobsang Trinley, a 21-year-old monk from Kirti monastery was arrested while staging a solo protest in the street of Ngaba township shouting slogans such as "freedom in Tibet" and "long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama."

Trinley and Lungrig were born and raised in nomadic Meuruma Township in Ngaba County and both became monks at Kirti Monastery at a young age.

According to the sources, Chinese authorities have used intimidation to arrest the Tibetan blogger before forcibly taking away all his belongings. The authorities however have not given any specific reasons for his arrest. His current whereabouts and condition also remain unknown.

Confirming the facts is extremely difficult. A large number of armed Chinese security forces and police are also deployed onto the streets after the solo protest against China's repressive policies.

Security forces have also blocked all major roads leading to Ngaba County and extreme restrictions are placed on movement of local Tibetans.

The Chinese government recently has imposed severe restrictions on internet and phone connections by increasing a wider crackdown on communications across Tibet in an attempt to prevent any news reaching the outside world.

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