• Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Tibet-Sog-Lobsang-Dawa-2015Dharamshala — Emerging sources says Chinese authorities in Sog County of Kham region in Tibet have detained another Tibetan monk on unknown charges and they did not give any explanation for his arrest.

"The monk, identified as Lobsang Dawa, a 38-year-old Tibetan monk, was secretly arrested by Chinese police under the cover of night from his monastery on March 20," Mr Ngawang Tharpa told the Tibet Post International (TPI) on Wednesday.

"Ven Dawa has disappeared after he was secretly arrested last week on unknown charges and the police did not give any explanation for his arrest," he said.

Sources said ''his details, including current condition and whereabouts are still unknown."

"It is extremely difficult now to get details from the region due to restrictions on information and tightened security in the area," he said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

According to the sources, the monk is one of the many Tibetans who is being arrested and imprisoned for calling for human rights and freedom.

In February, Chinese authorities have detained Ngawang Gyaltsen, a 41-year-old Tibetan artist over alleged charges of political activism challenging China's repressive rule. Since his arrest, his conditions and whereabouts also remain unknown.

"Further restriction imposed recently by the Chinese government on the use of social networking sites and other social media such as WeChat to publicise images, audio or videos that contain information related to Tibet issue," sources said.

"Local Tibetans also believe that the monk had been arrested for exchange of information and pictures related to Tibet issues via social media," he added.

Dawa is a native of Rawak Yultso village of Sog County in Kham region, eastern Tibet (Ch: Suoxian, Nagqu Prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region). He is a monk at Sog Tsanden Monastery where he works as a housekeeper.

The Chinese regime 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.

In Tibet today, Tibetans are being arbitrarily arrested, imprisoned and tortured for merely expressing their suffering under Chinese rule. However, authorities in Beijing still claim that "China 'peacefully liberated' Tibet, and that the "Tibetans are living in a Maoist socialist paradise."

Cheap & Effective Advertising
E-mail: editor@thetibetpost.com