Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hundreds of Tibetan women arrested in Nepal protests

Several Buddhist nuns were among the 560 Tibetan women arrested by Nepalese police at demonstrations against China’s crackdown in Tibet, BBC News reported on May 11.

The three rallies in Kathmandu, which are the first examples of all-women protests against the crackdown, were quickly broken up by police. The arrests constituted the biggest round-up since Tibetan exiles began near daily demonstrations in March.

Nepal is home to more than 20,000 Tibetans. Authorities say they cannot allow the demonstrations because they recognize Tibet as an integral part of China.

For the full article, and to view video footage of the protests, click here.


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