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Last of the Losar peace marchers of Lutsang monastery released

April 16, 2009

Tibetan Review
April 15, 2009

China had released a few days earlier the last
six of the 109 monks of Lutsang Monastery in
Mangra County of Qinghai Province it had arrested
in Feb 2009, reported Oslo-Based Voice of Tibet
Apr 13. It named the released monks as Jamyang
Sherab, Jamyang Ngodup, Jamyang Khenrab, Lungtok, Thabkhey Gyatso and Kunsang.

The six were not among those released on Mar 20,
apparently because they were perceived to be the
ringleaders deserving of further punishment. It
was not clear on or under what conditions the six were released.

The authorities had rounded up the 109 monks
after they staged a peaceful protest march on Feb
25, the first day of the Tibetan New Year this
year. They were reportedly taken to a school
where they were subjected to severe rounds of patriotic education.

Also reported released were two other Tibetans,
Tashi Dhondup, 27, a government official, and his
younger brother, Jinpa Gyatso, 25. Tashi was held
on Mar 2 from his home in Sumdo village, with his
laptop and cellphone confiscated, while Jinpa was
whisked away from Qinghai’s capital Xining, where he was studying.

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