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Monk arrested for allegedly leaking state secrets

April 6, 2009

Phayul
April 4, 2009

Dharamsala, April 4 -- With China exerting a
strict control on information from Tibet old
cases of arrests not reported earlier continue to come out.

A Tibetan monk was arrested on March 11 this year
on charges of leaking state secrets; a Tibetan
monk with contacts in Tibet was cited by Voice of Tibet radio service today.

Thugsam, aged 36, was a monk of Nurma monastery
in Machu County. He was arrested from Labrang
Tashikyil, Sangchu County. The source said that
Thugsam was accused of giving information about
protests, arrests and beatings of Tibetans to the "separatist forces" in exile.

The source added that officials from the Sangchu
county Public Security Bureau arrested him but it
is known where he had been taken.

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