Tibetans protest Chinese atrocities

Expressing their solidarity with the indefinite hunger strike in Delhi launched by three executive members of the Tibetan Youth Congress — which has entered the 12th day — the regional wing of the Congress protested against the violation of human rights.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Lobsand Dorjee, advisor to RTYC, Bylakuppe, said: “We express deep concern and anguish over the ongoing critical situation in Ngaba, Amdo region of Eastern Tibet, as the Kirti monastery is completely locked down by armed Chinese forces. Also, the brutal crackdown on local Tibetans who have gathered to express solidarity with the monks.”

RTYC claimed that armed police and plainclothesmen had laid siege to the monastery making it impossible for the monks to move in and out of it even to buy food and water.

“Over 300 monks have been abducted from the monastery and their whereabouts are unknown. The monks were severely beaten,” Dorjee alleged.

The Youth Congress has demanded the unconditional release of all prisoners and access to assess the situation of political prisoners in Tibet.

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