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Lhasa ‘Like a Vast Prison’

RFA, 23/08/2012


Chinese authorities set up body scanners and monitor phone calls in the Tibetan capital. Chinese authorities have implemented a massive security clampdown in Lhasa, pouring police into the Tibetan capital and setting up checkpoints with airport-style body scanners in busy downtown areas, residents said on Thursday.


“Lhasa city has been turned into a large prison,” one Tibetan resident of Lhasa told RFA’s Tibetan service. “There are police everywhere in groups of 10 or more with rifles, batons, and fire extinguishers on each of them.”


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