Update on Tibet Demonstrations, 1 August 2008

Karze (Ch: Ganzi) County, Karze “TAP”, Kham Province (incorporated into the Chinese province of Sichuan) – A series of peaceful protests still being staged by the youth at the county government office

On 17 July, Yonten Gyatso, a 19-year-old nun from Dhargye Yetsag Nang village in Karze county, staged a peaceful protest at the county government office. She was severely beaten and arrested by the People’s Armed Police (PAP).

On 15 July, Kunsang Tsering, a 22-year-old monk from Dhargye Langna monastery in Karze county, undertook a peaceful protest in front of the county Public Security Bureau (PSB) office. He was shot during his arrest by the PAP. Whether he is dead or injured is yet to be confirmed.

On 22 June, Sherab Gyaltsen(36) from Sheling Dha village and Nyilu(35) from Gyurgha village, both in Karze county, were severely beaten and arrested when they carried out a peaceful protest at the county government office.

On 21 June, Nyima Tashi(18) from Sheling village in Karze county was arrested for shouting slogans at the county government office.

On 19 June, Lobsang Tsewang(30) from Tsoshi village in Karze county staged a peaceful protest at the county government office. He was severely beaten and arrested by the PAP.

On 14 June, Jampa Tashi(24) from Tsangkha village in Karze county was severely beaten when he shouted slogans at the county government office and then arrested by the PAP.

In June, Ngawang Tashi or Ngagha(18) from Jesang Dha village in Karze county was arrested by the PAP for peacefully protesting at the county government office.