TIBET: Three Tibetans Detained for Putting Up ‘Freedom’ Posters

Chinese police in a restive county in Tibet have taken into custody three men for putting up posters calling for freedom, following a wave of detentions in the area after villagers refused orders to fly the Chinese national flag from their homes, sources said.

Sonam Dondrub, 19, Tsering Tashi, 18, and Choksar, whose age is unknown, were taken into custody on Oct. 12 in Driru (in Chinese, Biru) county in Nagchu (Naqu) prefecture in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, a local resident told RFA’s Tibetan Service on Thursday.

“They had put up posters in the area calling for Tibetan freedom,” the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Relatives were not allowed to see the men, all residents of Driru county’s Shakchu township, after they were taken into custody, the source said.

More than 80 armed police are now closely watching the 170 families who live in Shakchu’s villages, the source said, adding, “If anyone has to travel outside, their government ID and public-benefits access cards are thoroughly checked.”…(…)

Radio Free Asia, 2013-11-14

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