Nepal: 34 tibetani trattenuti, 3 presi sotto detenzione preventiva

Nella capitale del Nepal il 10 marzo, giorno del 51°anniversario della rivolta nazionale tibetana, la polizia ha preso in custodia 34 tibetani che protestavano contro le regole cinesi.

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Police in Nepal’s capital took into custody on Mar 10, the 51st anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day, a total of up to 34 Tibetans from around the city for taking part in protests against continued Chinese rule in their country. Besides, three Tibetans taken into on Mar 9 night were ordered to be held under preventive detention, reported (Nepal) Mar 10.The report said Chief District Officer Laxmi Prasad Dhakal had ordered preventive detention for Keshang Medup, 33; Sonam Dendup, 30, and Sherap Dendup, 23. This meant they could be kept in jail for up to 90 days.Despite tight security and a government ban imposed especially under strong pressure from China, 1,000 Tibetans staged protests at several places in Kathmandu. The report said police held 13 demonstrators at Bauddha, 14 at Hattisar and 3 in Gongabu. A French girl wearing a ´Free Tibet´ t-shirt was also arrested at Baudhha but was released after a few hours. PTI Mar 10 put the number of arrested protesters at 34.

The and other news reports said Tibetans demonstrated almost the whole day inside Bauddha Monastery but were prevented by police from coming out into the streets. The police baton charged a couple of times to disperse the demonstrators.

At Hattisar, near the Chinese consular office, nearly two dozen people demonstrated in the afternoon. Police forced many of them into a van for detention. The report said one demonstrator’s leg was run over by a police van.

The report said the protesters were accompanied by a good number of foreign nationals and raised ‘Free Tibet’ slogan and also scuffled with police.

Fonte: Dossier Tibet, 12 marzo 2010


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