Skip to comments.China Reform Monitor - ChiComs surround 2500 Tibetan monks
Posted on 04/27/2011 11:49:38 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
Chinese security forces continue to surround the Kirti Tibetan monastery in Sichuan after local residents tried to stop them from arresting the 2,500 monks holed up inside. The standoff began earlier this week, when hundreds of people living in Sichuan's Aba region converged on the monastery determined to stop police from removing the monks for reeducation.
The monks could soon face food shortages because they depend on offerings from locals, the Voice of America reports. A U.S. State Department spokesman said the U.S. is concerned about China's actions in Aba, which it called it inconsistent with the internationally recognized principles of religious freedom and human rights.
This most recent confrontation at the Kirti monastery began last month when a monk burned himself to death to protest Chinese rule over Tibet. Aba was also the site of a violent uprising three years ago against Chinese rule.
>> removing the monks for reeducation
And the U.S. Admin does what?
Remember the tyranny being supported when making that next China-made purchase.
The Orcs are on the move again.
If it isn’t Christians, it’s Buddhists; if it isn’t Buddhists, it’s students.
Where does the evil end?
Hillary Clinton: Chinese human rights secondary to economic survival 20 Feb 2009
She said she would continue to press China on issues such as human rights and Tibet, but added: "Our pressing on those issues can't interfere on the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crisis."
The Chicoms can’t stand having any institution becoming moe popular than their local Communist Party Comissariate.
This sucks. Where is the UN, where is Barrack Rebama?The WON sucks big time on this. He can get all concerned about Gadaffi laying it to the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, but buddhist monks are not even on his horizon.His silence on this is deafening.
(Thanks for the ping , I just came out if retreat.)
(welcome back to the world)
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