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Tibetan man from Ngaba arrested in Chengdu

October 6, 2010

Phayul
October 5, 2010

Dharamsala, Oct. 5 -- A Tibetan man from Tibet’s
Ngaba region has been arrested in Chengdu,
capital of Sichuan Province, on October 1, 2010,
said Tsering, a monk at the Kirti monastery based
here. He is currently said to be held at an unknown location in Ngaba.

Joleb Dawa, 38, from Ngaba’s Tagkatsang village,
is a teacher at a Tibetan school in Ngaba and the
editor of the journal "dhusrab kyi nga." The
exact charges against Dawa is not known yet but
Tsering believes the arrest is linked to the
journal as two other Tibetans associated with the
journal had earlier been arrested and are currently under detention.

Dawa was held for about a month at a detention
center in Ngaba for his alleged role in leading
the massive drive to burn animal skins and fur in
the region after the Tibetan leader His Holiness
the Dalai Lama at a religious gathering in
Amravati spoke against the use of animal skins and fur.

Dawa, a father of two, was again arrested on
March 16, 2008, and detained for the following
few months. Chinese police ransacked a small
bookshop run by his wife and took away certain belongings.
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