Mother-of-two seized after solo protest

Photo shows Tibetan mother of two Dugbey who has been arrested following a solo protest in Ngaba County, eastern Tibet
Photo shows Tibetan mother of two Dugbey who has been arrested following a solo protest in Ngaba County, eastern Tibet

22nd March 2017

Woman arrested in Ngaba just days after similar action by young monk

A mother of two has been arrested after she staged a solo protest in Rari Township, Ngaba (eastern Tibet) on March 18. Her current condition and whereabouts remain unknown.

Dugbey, who has two children with her husband Sonam, carried out her lone act of resistance in the afternoon on Martyr Street in the town. She had worked as a caretaker in the grounds at the nearby Kirti monastery.

News of Dugbey’s solo protest comes just days after a similar action by Tibetan Buddhist monk Lobsang Dhargay in the same area.

It has been reported that Lobsang Dhargay is now in a critical condition having been severely beaten and tortured in detention following his one-man protest on March 16. He is currently being held at an army camp in Ngaba County. Authorities have also summoned his family for interrogation.

 

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