200 detinguts a Sichuan per demanar el retorn del Dalai Lama

China (internal) Some 200 arrests in Lithang, Sichuan province, after protests triggered by arrest of man calling for return of Dalai Lama and release of Gendun Cheokyi Nyima, second-highest Tibetan leader. 54 local leaders replaced with non-Tibetan cadres since late July.

§  “China purges Tibet gov’t of ethnic Tibetans in crackdown on Dalai Lama loyalists: report”, AP, 10 Aug. 2007.

§  “Police crack down on protest for Dalai Lama in Tibetan town in western China”, AP, 3 Aug. 2007.

crisiswatch-49, 1-IX-07.