China cracks down on Tibetans allegedly associated with self-immolations.
The shocking series of self-immolations by Tibetans protesting repressive Chinese rule has shaken up Buddhists and their friends worldwide. China's answer to this tragedy has been a crack down on anyone suspected of being associated with the self-immolations. Phayul.com has reported on Nov. 1, 2012: "China arrests three Tibetans for possible self-immolation links." Three Tibetans, which have included two monks and a layman, were recently detained on unknown charges by Chinese security personnel from Trido town in the Sog region of Kham, Tibet. The Tibetans arrested have been identified as: Thubten Nyendak, 34, and Tsewang, 24, both monks of Drilda Monastery and Phurbu, 27, a lay Tibetan. Ngawang Tharpa, who is an exiled Tibetan, has cited unnamed sources in the region as saying the reason for their detention has not been not clear