After losing a leg to burns suffered in his protest in 2011, he was tortured and harassed in prison, sources say.
Residents of the academy for Tibetan Buddhist studies should focus on their studies as more dwellings are torn down, he says.
They are handed certificates and monetary awards for their work in promoting 'political harmony and ethnic unity.'
About 5,000 monks and nuns have already left, while nearly 250 still wait to leave, the abbot says.
A French reporter and three traveling companions are questioned for hours on arrival and ordered to leave the next day.
Lobsang Dargye is being held at a remote army camp where he is beaten every day, a local source says.
They are seized by police for raising cries in support of a protest calling for Tibetan freedom.
They stage solo protests two days apart calling for Tibetan freedom and the Dalai Lama's return from exile.
Pema Gyaltsen, 24, is taken to Chengdu hospital after fiery protest in Kardze that draws swift response from police.
The final total to be demolished remains unclear, though.
Monks jailed following earlier protests are meanwhile confined to their monasteries and ordered to report to police.
China meanwhile holds a large military parade in Lhasa to intimidate Tibetan residents, a rights group says.
Their monastery had leased the land to a teacher's college, but authorities seized the property when the college moved.
They are recognized for cooperating with Communist Party rule in the sometimes protest-hit region.
Authorities had threatened the painter with arrest and deportation if he entered Macau.