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Update on Tibet Demonstrations August 7, 2008

August 25, 2008

Custom Tibet
August 23 2008

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11 August 2008 Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County, Ngaba "TAP", Amdo Province
(incorporated into the Chinese province of Sichuan) - Three youths
arrested for their suspected involvement in March protests County
Public Security Bureau (PSB) arrested Jampel and Lama, an elder and a
younger son from Tarring family, and Jigme from Gaenyug family, in
Charuwa village, Cha township, Ngaba county on 11 August for their
suspected involvement in March protests.

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10 August 2008

Karze (Ch: Ganzi) County, Karze "TAP", Kham Province (incorporated
into the Chinese province of Sichuan) - A nun severely beaten for
merely shouting slogans at the county government office

At around 8 a.m. on 10 August, People's Armed Police severely beat
and then arrested Dolma Yangzom (about 34), a nun from Tapon family
in Lhopa village, Karze county, for shouting slogans such as "His
Holiness the Dalai Lama must be invited to Tibet, the political
prisoners including His Serenity Panchen Lama must be released
immediately" at the county government office.

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No Specific Date

Sera Monastery, near Lhasa, "TAR" - Few additional names of monks
arrested from Sera monastery in March can be confirmed

On 10 March, PSB arrested a group of monks from Sera monastery for
carrying out a peaceful protest in Lhasa. They are originally from
Wonpo Monastery in Zachukha, Sershul county (Ch: Shiqu), Karze "TAP",
but studying at Sera Monastery.

As a result of their arrest, other monks peacefully protested at
their monastery and demanded the release of all those monks. However,
many of them were also arrested, and their whereabouts remain
unknown. Few names among them can now be confirmed. They are Lobsang
Jampel (elder one, 46), Lobsang Jampel (younger one, 36), Lobsang
Jamyang (43), Lobsang Jampa (42), Gyaltsen Norbu (29), and Thongga
(27), all monks from Othok monastery in Nyagchu county (Ch: Yajiang),
Karze "TAP".

Karma Choejor and Drongpo Rabten, both from Jangkar monastery in
Choegha village, Daedhar township, Bathang (Ch: Batang) county, Karze
"TAP", were also arrested during their protest in Lhasa at the end of
March. Their whereabouts also remain unknown.
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