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China Detains Returning Tibetan Pilgrims

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Posted on Apr 8, 2012
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Chinese authorities have detained without charge hundreds of Tibetans returning from a January Buddhist ceremony in India in what observers suspect is a response to the Dalai Lama’s support for Tibetans who resist Chinese rule. —ARK

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Many of the pilgrims are elderly and have been detained for more than two months in central Tibet, or what China calls the Tibet Autonomous Region. The detainees are being interrogated and undergoing patriotic re-education classes, and have been ordered to denounce the Dalai Lama, who presided over the ceremony, known as the Kalachakra, say people who have researched the detentions. The detainees are being held at hotels, schools and military training centers or bases; some are being forced to pay for their lodging and meals.

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By Jim Yell, April 11, 2012 at 9:02 am Link to this comment
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China gets so touchy about Taiwan and yet is engaged in a bald face genocidal grab for Tibet. The only use Tibet brings for China is a place to park surplus Chinese, but isn’t finding a solution to their population their responsibility, not Tibet’s?

China gets no pass for their heavy handed and disgusting genocide.

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By PatrickHenry, April 10, 2012 at 5:50 pm Link to this comment

tic,

Off the meds again?

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By heterochromatic, April 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm Link to this comment

PatH——good for you. someone has to take a stand and
condemn these people as thought criminals.

I’m proud of you and I’m sure that somewhere, smiling
upon your pithy comment, is the Gardener of Human
Happiness.

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By PatrickHenry, April 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm Link to this comment

Tibetan lobbyists.

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