Chinese authorities arrest another monk from Kirti Monastery

Lobsang Rinchen

DHARAMSHALA: Lobsang Rinchen, a 21-year-old monk of Kirti Monastery in Ngaba has been arrested from his residential quarter on 9 May. He is a native of Tsamring Tsang house in pastoral division no.2 of Me’uruma township in Ngaba.

“He was arrested and taken away by Ngaba prefecture state security and public security officers to an unknown place without giving any proper reasons for his custody,” Lobsang Yeshe and Kanyag Tsering, monks at Kirti Monastery in Dharamshala told TibetNet website.

"Monasteries and communities in Ngaba, especially Kirti monastery, is being kept under tight restrictions," they said. 

"The campaign for patriotic re-education is underway at the monastery and the residents of monks are under overt surveillance. The movements of monks are being watched over the electronic devices placed in every corner of the house," they added.

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