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Portraits of the Dalai Lama in Ngaba Kirti Monastery damaged by Chinese authorities

May 11, 2008

TCHRD
May 9, 2008 [Photo Release]

Around 28 March 2008, a strong contingent of People's Armed Police and Public Security Bureau (PSB) officials stormed the Ngaba Kirti Monastery in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County, Sichuan Province, to search for incriminating materials in the monastery. Earlier hard evidence in the form of photographs depicting the authorities brutal crack down on the protests which led to death of scores of Tibetans in the area have reached the outside world causing major embarrassment to the government of the People's Republic of China. During the raid the officials ransacked each and every room in the monastery thus insulting and harassing the monks.

The pictures below depict portraits of the Dalai Lama on display at the monastery prayer wheel hut which were either pierced, torn, scrubbed or removed by the officials during the raid.

Pictures are available at the link below:
http://www.tchrd.org/press/2008/pr20080509.html
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