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Residents Concerned about Monk Who Smuggled Information

May 3, 2009

April 30, 2009

Dharamsala, April 30 -- Tibetans in Ngaba are
concerned about a monk who allegedly sent
information to the outside world about an
incident that involved another monk who set
himself ablaze on February 27, 2009, according to
a press release issued by Kirti monastery here.

Tibetans in Ngaba tried to locate Jamyang
Phuntsok, 35, through various government offices
but his whereabouts remain unknown. Some fear he might be dead already.

The Chinese police arrested Jamyang Phuntsok, 35,
from his room at Kirti monastery days after the
incident of a Tibetan monk named Tabey setting
himself ablaze. Chinese state media Xinhua
reported on March 5 that Jamyang Phuntsok had
accepted the allegations against him that he sent
information about Tabey to the outside world to
garner international attention to Tibet. A source
in exile told phayul earlier in March that
Jamyang’s arrest might be linked to Tabey’s self immolation.

Meanwhile, China still does not allow anyone to
visit Tabey who is said to be kept in an
undisclosed hospital in Sichuan, the press
release said, adding that the attempts by Chinese
authorities to amputate Tabey’s legs were to
destroy all evidence of gunshots from his body.

His (Tabey’s) condition has improved and is in a
position to leave the hospital but the
authorities are not letting him leave, the press release said.

According to the Tibetan Centre for Human rights
and Democracy based here, Chinese authorities
told Tabey’s mother last month that her son would
require amputation of his legs for his life to be
saved. However, Tabey refused to undergo the surgery.
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