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Tibetan monk missing more than a year after arrest

Authorities have been silent about his whereabouts or possible trial date.

Reported by Sangyal Kunchok


A Tibetan monk arrested more than a year ago in western China’s Sichuan province is being held incommunicado, with no word given by police to his family concerning his whereabouts or possible date of trial, RFA has learned.

Tenzin Dargye, a monk in his 30s belonging to the Barong monastery in Kardze (in Chinese, Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture’s Sershul (Shiqu) county, was taken into custody in September 2020, a Tibetan living in exile said, citing contacts in the region.

Dargye was then charged with keeping pictures of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and other politically sensitive material on his cell phone, RFA’s source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“It has now been more than a year since his arrest, but his family still has no information about where he is being held or whether he has already been tried or not,” the source said.

Article from Radio Free Asia

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