Dharamshala — Reports coming out of Tibet say Chinese authorities in Karze County of eastern Tibet have detained a Tibetan man after he launched a solo protest in Karze county in protesting against the repressive Chinese occupation of Tibet.
Jamyang Dorjee, 41, was taken into custody shortly after 11:00 a.m. on February 14, on a road leading to Karze County, Kham Province of eastern Tibet (Ch: Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan province), a Tibetan living in India told TPI, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"Dorjee shouted slogans calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and freedom for Tibet. Chinese police immediately arrested him at the spot," the source said, citing local sources.
"Weeks have now passed since he was detained, but no word has been received concerning his arrest," the TPI sources said, adding "his whereabouts and condition continue to remain unknown to his family and friends."
"Dorjee is a resident of Sershul village, near Karze township," the source said, adding "both of his parents are deceased."
After his arrest, Chinese authorities immediately recorded the phone numbers of his in-laws and authorities imposed restrictions on his friends and family to prevent spreading the news of his arrest, the sources added.
Most parts of Tibet have suffered severe crackdowns and been under heightened restrictions and controls in the past six decades, that China calls it a "peaceful liberation". But Tibetans describe a systematic repression, excluded from positions of power and imprisoned.
China's invasion of Tibet and its continuous implementation of harsh policies to crackdown the freedom of Tibetans living inside Tibet have triggered Tibetans to resort to more extreme forms of resistance.