He was arrested for allegedly contacting people outside the region.
-by Radio Free Asia
Chinese authorities have arrested and detained a Tibetan Buddhist monk from Tashi Monastery in Gansu province for allegedly contacting people outside the far-western region, two people with knowledge of the situation said.
Kunchok Dakpa was taken in during the last week of October from the monastery in Thewo county, the sources said.
“Kunchok Dakpa traveled to India in the past and studied at the Kirti Monastery in Dharamsala,” said a Tibetan from inside Tibet, adding that his whereabouts are unknown.
Kirti Monastery in Dharamsala, India, is the home of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan government in exile.
“Though Chinese authorities frequently summoned and interrogated him in the past, this time he has been arrested and detained,” he said.
Dakpa’s arrest comes amid ongoing restrictions on freedoms of religion, expression, movement, and assembly by Chinese authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region and Tibetan areas of nearby Chinese provinces. Click here to read more.