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US official expresses concern over crackdown on Tibetans protesting dam

An American official expressed deep concern about the arrest of over 1,000 Tibetans protesting a dam project in central China that would destroy several Buddhist monasteries, saying the United States “stands with Tibetans in preserving their unique cultural, religious, and linguistic identity.”  Tibetan advocacy groups condemned China’s actions, calling for the immediate release of those…

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China arrests more than 1,000 Tibetans protesting Chinese dam project

Police on Friday arrested more than 1,000 Tibetans including monks from at least two local monasteries, in southwestern China’s Sichuan province after they protested the construction of a dam expected to destroy six monasteries and force the relocation of two villages. The arrested individuals – both monks and local residents – are being held in…

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