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Update on Tibet, 23 June 2008. Re: Tibet Demonstrations

June 25, 2008

Tibet Custom (UK)
June 23, 2008

* 22 June 2008

Karze (Ch: Ganzi) County, Karze "TAP", Kham (incorporated into
Chinese province of Sichuan) - Three protests carried out in a day,
all protestors arrested

Yesterday on 22 June at around 11:00 a.m. local time, Tsering
Phuntsok and Tashi Sherab, both monks from Khangmar monastery in
Karze county, were arrested by the Public Security Bureau (PSB) and
People's Armed Police (PAP) for staging a peaceful protest at the
county government office.

Later at 1:00 p.m. of the same day, Sergha and Yeshi Dhargye, both
monks from the same monastery, carried out a peaceful protest. They
were severely beaten and arrested by the PAP and PSB.

Again at around 3:00 p.m., over 10 people, led by a layperson from
Gyensang village under Karze county, staged a peaceful protest at the
county government office. They were immediately arrested by the PAP
and PSB. Details are not available.

During the above protests, they mainly shouted slogans such as "Tibet
is an independent country", "His Holiness the Dalai Lama must be
welcomed to Tibet", and "long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama".

* 15 June 2008

Karze (Ch: Ganzi) County, Karze "TAP", Kham (incorporated into
Chinese province of Sichuan) - Three people severely beaten and
arrested for shouting slogans in front of the county PSB office

Sonam Wangyal, age 31, Dorjee Lorig, age 23, and Rinchen Dhondup, age
24, all three from Rakha village in Dhado township, Karze county,
were severely beaten and arrested by the PSB and PAP for staging a
peaceful protest in front of the county PSB office on 15 June.

While holding, in reverence, the portrait of His Holiness the Dalai
Lama on the head of one of them during the protest, they shouted
slogans such as "His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Serenity the
Panchen Lama are most precious to us", "Chinese authorities have
compelled His Holiness the Dalai Lama to leave the country, and
imprisoned His Serenity the Panchen Lama", "His Holiness the Dalai
Lama must be welcomed to Tibet", "release all the political prisoners
including His Serenity the Panchen Lama", "Independence for Tibet",
and "China quit Tibet".

It is unknown where they have been detained. Both of them are relatives.
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