ICT 21 April 2021
In what appears to be a crackdown on activists in eastern Tibet, Chinese security officers have recently detained six Tibetans across Serthar (Chinese: Seda) County in Sichuan province.
Although sources in exile have confirmed their detentions, the reason or campaign driving the string of targeted detentions remains unknown. The current whereabouts of the six Tibetans are also unknown.
The International Campaign for Tibet believes that Chinese security authorities have launched a preemptive “stability maintenance” drive to crack down on Tibetan activists prior to the forthcoming centennial anniversary of the Communist Party of China in July.
Of the six detainees, the identities of only four are known. According to Switzerland-based former political prisoner Golok Jigme, two detainees currently remain unidentified.
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