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More Details of Monk Jigme Guri’s Arrest

September 2, 2011

25 August 2011, Dharamsala
Contact: Ms. Dukthen Kyi  (English) / Mr. Jampel Monlam (Tibetan, Chinese)
Tel: +91 1892 223363, 229225, 225874
More Details of Monk Jigme Guri’s Arrest
Latest information from reliable source reveals more details of monk Jigme Guri’s arrest. On 19 August, Jigme was invited to Tsoe city for a festival where other popular Tibetans, like singer Sherten, were also invited. When he did not turn up for the event, his two students went in search of their teacher. On reaching the hotel, around 7 o’clock in the evening (Tibet local time), there were many police officials who did not allow the two monks to enter the room in which monk Jigme was staying. The police told them that Jigme is not inside. However, the two heard their teacher's voice from the room, as he told them both to leave before any more problems are created. Jigme's student also saw him lying on his bed through the windows of his room. 
In the evening of 20 August (around 5 o’clock- Tibet local time) nearly 40 policemen came to monk Jigme’s monastery to raid his room. 30 potraits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (10 big, 20 small) were seized along with two computer systems and two laptops from his room. They searched his students’ room and the storage room also. The authorities even made a relative of Jigme to take them to his meditation room in Phukthee town located below Jigme’s monastery where four more pictures of His Holiness the Dalai Lama were confiscated.
The reasons for his arrest and where he is kept at the time are still not known.
Dukthen Kyi (Ms)
English Researcher
Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Top Floor Narthang Building
Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala
H.P. INDIA 176215
office. +91-1892 223363/ 225874

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