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70 Tibetans detained in Nepal capital -- police

June 29, 2008

Agence France-Presse
June 26, 2008

KATHMANDU -- Around 70 Tibetan exiles were detained in Nepal's
capital Friday for demonstrating outside a Chinese embassy building,
police said.

"Some 70 Tibetan protesters are in our custody. They will be released
later in the evening," said Kathmandu police official Ramesh Thapa.

The protesters, mostly nuns and monks, waved flags of the Tibetan
government-in-exile, and shouted "Shame, Shame, China Shame" as they
tried to march towards the Chinese trade and consular buildings, an
AFP reporter at the scene said.

Police blocked the protesters who were quickly bundled into waiting vans.

Tibetan refugees have been protesting in Kathmandu almost every day
since unrest broke out in the Himalayan region in March and was met
by a tough Chinese government crackdown.

Nepal officially recognizes Beijing's "One China" policy that sees
Tibet and Taiwan as integral parts of China, and has banned pro-Tibet
protests out of respect for its giant northern neighbor.

Earlier this month police detained three prominent Tibetan activists
living in Nepal and gave them a three-month period of detention,
accusing them of organizing protests.
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