Dharamshala: The Chinese security forces arrested two monks from Labrang Monastery on 14 May 2009 during a raid in their residences. The whereabouts of the arrestees remain unknown to their family members till date. This is the fourth time they were arrested by the Chinese authorities since last year’s protests in Labrang which saw one of the biggest and most sustained protests, according to information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD).

Paris: Reporters Without Borders is launching a petition for the release of Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, who was arrested by the Chinese authorities on 23 March 2008 while making a documentary in Tibet. “Without a major campaign on behalf of this courageous man, who took the risk of returning to his country to interview other Tibetans, the Chinese courts could give him a jail sentence,” Reporters Without Borders said.
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