Chinese officials surrounded a monastery to arrest a tibetan monk who had the audacity to speak publicly about his torture by Chinese special police. Jogme (who only uses one name) appeared in a video detailing his torture and abuse. He then went into hiding until Chinese officials assured him that he could return to his monastery in Labrang without fear of arrest. They then stormed the monastery and took him away.
More than 70 police, including members of the paramilitary People’s Armed Police, raided the the Labrang monastery in western China. They refused to give a reason for the arrest.
Jigme became well known as one of the few Tibetans to speak openly of his experiences at the hands of the security forces since 22 people were killed in violent anti-Chinese demonstrations in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, in early March. He was repeatedly beaten and tortured — requiring hospitalization. For his account, click here.
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