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Another Tibetan Buddhist monk jailed after calling for freedom in Tibet

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Tibet-Adak-Ngaba-Kirti-2016Dharamshala — Chinese authorities have secretly sentenced another Kirti monastery monk in Amdo region of north-eastern Tibet to three years in prison.

Adak, 20-year old took to the street of Ngaba town, on Friday morning, September 10 and shouted slogans calling for "His Holiness the Dalai Lama's return to Tibet" and "freedom in Tibet".

An exile Tibetan who has close contacts in the area, has learned that the hearing took place recently, possibly sometime in early August, at the Aba County People's Intermediate Court in Ngawa prefecture, where the Kirti monk was secretly sentenced.

The another monk, Lobsang , 22, also from Kirti Monastery, was arrested by Chinese police on the Ngaba County's main street after a lone protest around 6:0 pm (local time) on September 10, 2015. He marched into the streets of the County, calling for "freedom in Tibet", and "the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet."

Chinese police arrived at the scene and arrested them in separate incidents of solo protests in the restive Tibetan town on the same day in protests against Chinese rule in Tibet.

The verdict news came few days after a Tibetan monk identified as Jampal Gyatso was sentenced to three years for the same offence, staging a lone protest against the Chinese government last year.

According to TPI source in touch with others in the area, Adak is now being held in Mianyang prison, located in Wujia Township in Mianyang Prefecture around 100km (62 miles) northeast of Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

Kirti Monastery has been the scene of repeated self-immolations and other protests by monks, former monks, and nuns opposed to Chinese rule.

The Ngaba area has been under military lock-down since major protests were held in the area following the spread of protests across the Tibetan plateau beginning in March, 2008.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 August 2016 18:09 )  


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