Mar. 22 (Radio Free Asia): Beijing has imposed new restrictions on monasteries in Ngaba Tibetan area of Sichuan after the Mar. 16 self-immolation of a 20-yr-old monk and a subsequent police attack on demonstrations by monks and local Tibetans, “a large number” of Chinese security forces began to arrive in Ngaba on Mar. 19.
The clampdown was aimed mostly at Kirti monastery in Ngaba and included restrictions on the movements of monks, forced political reeducation, and a prohibition of public celebrations of Tibetan exile government elections, the sources said.
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