Nomad Mother Calls Out For Tibetan Freedom, is Detained

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Tibetan protester Woekar Kyi with her son in an undated photo.
Tibetan protester Woekar Kyi with her son in an undated photo.
Photo courtesy of Kanyak Tsering

Police in southwestern China’s Sichuan province detained a young Tibetan nomad on Saturday after the woman, the mother of a four-year-old son, staged a solitary protest in her township calling out for Tibetan freedom and the return of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Tibetan sources said.

Woekar Kyi, aged about 23, was taken into custody by local police on Aug. 15 at about 3:00 p.m. in Ngaba (in Chinese, Aba) county’s Meruma township, an India-based Tibetan monk told RFA’s Tibetan Service on Monday.

“She shouted slogans calling for Tibetan freedom and demanding that the Dalai Lama be invited to return to Tibet,” the monk, named Kanyak Tsering, said.

“She also called out that China’s repression of Tibetans has now crossed all limits,” Tsering said, citing sources in the Ngaba region.

Kyi, who was raised from early childhood in a nomad family, was taken into custody shortly after beginning her protest, and no word was immediately available regarding her current condition or whereabouts.

A native of Meruma township’s Village No. 1, Kyi’s father’s name is Kunpo and mother’s name is Phakpa, Tsering said.

Others detained

Kyi’s detention follows the earlier detentions in December of two other Meruma residents, one a student and the other a monk, apparently on suspicion of involvement in activities opposing Beijing’s rule in Tibetan areas.

Mewu Soepa, a 21-year-old student, was taken into custody by police on Dec. 27 while traveling from Meruma township to the Ngaba county center, sources said in earlier reports.

Writings on Soepa’s blog were found by authorities to include an article titled “Raise Your Hands For Freedom” and a poem, “The Martyr,” dedicated to a Tibetan woman named Tsepe, also from Meruma, who set herself ablaze and died on Dec. 22 to protest Chinese rule.

Also detained was Lobsang Lungrik, 20, a Meruma native and monk from Ngaba’s restive Kirti monastery, who was taken away by police on unspecified charges on Dec. 26, sources said.

Kirti monastery has been the scene of repeated self-immolations and other protests by monks, former monks, and nuns opposed to Chinese rule in Tibetan areas.

Sporadic demonstrations challenging Chinese rule have continued in Tibetan-populated areas of China since widespread protests swept the region in 2008, with 142 Tibetans to date setting themselves on fire to oppose Beijing’s rule and call for the Dalai Lama’s return.

Reported by Rigdhen Dolma for RFA’s Tibetan Service. Translated by Rigdhen Dolma. Written in English by Richard Finney.

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What is the scam indeed? Here we have a country of one point three billion people, historically a great country. Brought low and into ill repute by a bunch of rabble and army criminals that have been in place since Mao Zedong was carried on a palanquin and the rest walked the great walk to oust the nationalist who where not doing such a bad job. The current cabal quite obviously have the tacit support of DC and the European Union, because without this support the could not perpetuate crimes against humanity, with the Uyghurs and Tibetans. Lets us ask the United Nations to do more than just mouth off.

If America is the greatest military force on the planet, and nobody doubts that it is not. And, If as Dianna Finstine professes and others assert that His Holiness ( Is gods gift to the world ) why is the defence department and foreign relations department so quite about the violence being done to the Tibetan people, the commission of which is sanctioned by the Beijing Government ?!!!!!!!!!!!!
In the name of all that is left of freedom, when are we going to wake up? Don't assume for a moment that because we are 22 or 122 years old, and we are sitting at our computer, that our personal freedoms are not under threat!!!!!!!!!!!
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Chinese political leadership and the Beijing politburo need the get real about the real Tibetan Panchen Lama. Already they have shot themselves clean in the foot in relation to the Dalai Lama and his future reincarnation.
But i really think his holiness is calling the 'bluff' of the Beijing cabal who rule China.
There is a mistaken belief among the least intelligent of these, that the politburo can determine when and where an incarnate Lama will magically appear.
All the power in the world cannot influence this process.
The Beijing cabal under Jiang Zemin utterly failed to influence the real incarnation of the 16th Karmapa.
Later on they were even more blatant with the Panchen Lama; kidnapping the real one and replacing him with there own, it has not worked.
The process that moves the ''Heavenly Mandate'' Such as the Dalai Lama and all the other incarnate Lamas into re-birthing position Is a determination influenced only by the Bodhisattva code of pure unadulterated conduct.
It is an inviolable affair and cannot be contaminated by criminal henchmen for there own ends..
It is the height of absurdity that the atheistic Chinese cabal would be stupid enough to assume to claim jurisdiction over this closed, refined, personal and very spiritual process. They or anyone else who might hope to influence any of the incarnations are demonstrably arrogant and profoundly ignorant of what is involved.
All the Chinese cabal need do is look to there own failed Panchen Lama choice. He is a failed entity entirly; because the ancient process of identifying the true incarnation was usurped.
Arch bishop Desmond Tutu raised a few eye brows when he asked the Dalai Lama how many battalions of soldiers he had that the Chinese disposition towards him was one of nervousness.
It is evident that the Beijing politburo have ran out of road regarding it's outrageous and nonsensical claim that Tibet was always part of China. A recent publication by a Chinese history professor of some considerable academic status has stated that China's historical connection to Tibet is as recent as the 17th century. It is time for the cabal to fess up: The violent occupation of Tibet in 1959 was an illegal predatory act consonant with the invasion and dominance of one sovereign country IE China, over the smaller independent ancient Buddhist kingdom of Tibet.
Mao Zedong always knew that farcical assertions with regards to Tibet being part of the motherland of China would in time come a cropper.
The people are sovereign. But for Tibetans this kind of acknowledgement from the Beijing politburo is a long time coming. 65 years to be exact.
So Tibetans who risk they're freedom, or worse still they're lives, continue to say to the rabble who have illegally occupied they're country and murdered they're brothers and sisters; for that length of time over one million Tibetans have died.
It is time now for the Cabal of rabble to vacate the Tibetan autonomous Regions of the Plateau.
Very sorry to hear that the Beijing politburo has been singularly unsuccessful in it's varied and very violent attempts to block all information channels carrying up to date news to Tibet regarding the current daily activity of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama. Tibet's very own '' Heavenly Mandate ''
Most people who like the Dalai Lama, understand that he is a short term Tibetan gift to the world.
The Tibetans have really only loaned him out to the world, where his presence is badly needed. However his return to his homeland is Shambala before the Christen era.awaited with much anticipation and his return will be greeted with typical Tibetan eclat. The Tibetan plateau will be awash with multitudes of multi colored gardens, much like the hanging gardens that populated

Aug 17, 2015 03:45 PM





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