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Three Young Boys Arrested In Kardze County

August 12, 2011

 On 10 July 2011, in the evening around 4 o’clock local time in the Kardze County Market, three young boys; Lobsang Phuntsok, Samphel and Lobsang Lhundup shouted slogans and distributed pamphlets that contained the phrases “Freedom in Tibet”, “Long Live H.H the Dalai Lama”, “Return of Dalai Lama” and “May the Dalai Lama and all Tibetans unite soon.” The Kardze County Public Security Bureau (PSB) police arrived immediately and severely beat the boys at the spot before arresting them all.


All three boys are from Kardze County, Lobsang Phuntsok is belongs to Dhargye Ringo Village, Samphel is from Lona Village, and Lobsang Lhundup is from Norzin Village. It is confirmed that Lobsang Phuntsok is 17 years old. They are all believed to be around same age group and were students of a famous school in Dhargye Ringo Village.


Currently, there is no news or information on the whereabouts and conditions of these three youths.


TCHRD is concerned about the conditions and the Kardze Authorities’ treatment of these minors, especially after the man-handling during their arrest.


Note: Picture of Lobsang Phuntsok is available on our website www.tchrd.org / http://www.facebook.com/tchrd

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