China sentences two Buddhist monk in prison for possessing Dalai Lama's photos

    02-Sep-2022   
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Chinese authorities have sentenced two Tibetan monks to at least three years in prison for possessing photos of the Dalai Lama, Tibet's foremost Buddhist spiritual leader, who has been living in exile since 1959.
 
Dalai Lama and China
 
(Tenzin Dhargye)
 
Both monks were among the 250 living at the Barong monastery in Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture's Sershul county. They had photos of the Dalai Lama on their cell phones and have been in custody for the past two years, RFA reported.
 
Since 2021, the Chinese Government has been aggressively inspecting each and every home and threatening Tibetans, telling them that possessing photos of the Dalai Lama is as felonious as possessing arms and guns.