Saturday, 19 April 2008

What's the latest on Tibet?

Agam's Gecko reports that:

"Monastery raids by the Chinese security forces and re-education sessions by "work teams" continue to be met with resistance by Tibetan monks, nuns and laypeople across the Tibetan plateau. Violent responses against the steadfast Tibetans also continue to be reported."

Also Reuters reports that armed police raided Rong Gonchen Monastery monastery on Thursday, detaining hundreds of monks and locals.

"The police seized audiovisual disks and pictures of the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the source, who has wide contacts among Tibetans, quoted relatives of the monks as saying.

They took away four fifths of the monastery's inhabitants -- around 200 people -- and dozens more lay locals, some of whom had tried to prevent police from detaining the monks."

Other reports from Agam's Gecko include:

"Since the beginning of April, nearly all the nuns of Shar Bhumpa nunnery in Lhasa have been arrested, leaving only seven of the 60 nuns who had studied there. One of the nuns, Tsering Lhathog was beaten and tortured, suffering a serious head injury before her release to Jang Ga-shang Hospital."

"former abbot Alag Khatso-tsang, aged 80, from Rongpo Monastery, who tried to calm down the situation was badly beaten and injured by the Chinese army. Furthermore, about 140 people including the monks and lay people alike were detained, and the monastery has been kept under tight vigilance and no one is allowed to move in or out of the monastery."

If you want to keep up to date with what is happening in Tibet and let's be honest the Main Stream Media have all but stopped covering the story, then Agam's Gecko looks a good place to start.

1 comment:

Agam said...

Hey there, not a sheep, thanks so much for your link on Saturday. Much appreciated. It's nice to find another "righty" blog that cares about Tibet, Burma and other such human causes.

All the best,