Thousands of Tibetans Pressure Monastery to Push for Monk’s Release

Thousands of Tibetans gathered this week at a monastery in northwestern China’s Qinghai province to appeal to religious authorities to push for the release of a popular religious figure detained for more than two months in the neighboring Tibet Autonomous Region, sources said.

The demand for action in the case of Khenpo Kartse came at the conclusion of a five-day prayer festival held at Japa monastery in Nangchen (Nanqian) county in Qinghai’s Yulshul (Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, a local source told RFA’s Tibetan Service on Thursday.

On Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., several thousand people from Nangchen, Kyegudo, and surrounding areas launched a sit-in protest “to express their indignation and disappointment at the lack of clear explanations from authorities on the status of Khenpo Kartse,” the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity….[…]

Radio Free Asia, 2014-02-07

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