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China jails monks to silence Olympic protests

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Why do we see and hear nothing about this from the US press. Are we that afraid of the Chinese? Or does the almighty dollar have something to do with it?

Chinese authorities tightened security around Tibet’s main monasteries and banned visits to a sacred site on the edge of the capital, Lhasa, for fear of a fresh outburst of unrest on the Dalai Lama’s birthday.

Few monks remain, however, in the province’s three most important monasteries. Many have disappeared, their whereabouts a mystery. Chinese officials have deployed troops and paramilitary police around the ancient religious institutions, suspecting these sprawling hillside communities are at the heart of the unrest that has swept the region since early March.

Dozens, possibly several hundred, have been arrested or are detained…

Tibetan monasteries empty as China jails monks to silence Olympic protests – Times Online

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

One thought on “China jails monks to silence Olympic protests

  1. The Chinese authorities must allow UN human rights experts and other independent observers to investigate the human rights situation in Tibet.

    They must also immediately and unconditionally release anyone detained solely for engaging in peaceful protest, including support for the Dalai Lama or the independence of Tibet.

    Use of the word “must” implies two things, authority and power. Amnesty — as much as I admire them — has neither. Saying “must” to a Chinese is bound to result in resentment and lack of cooperation. Most unskillful — but typically Western.

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