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Tibetan Rights Group Says Two Tashi Lhunpo Monks Driven to Suicide by  Intensive  Anti-Dalai Lama  Campaigns བོད་སྐད།


The Executive Director and Assistant Director of Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy say the recent death of two senior monks at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery were driven to suicide because of intensive political reform campaigns in particular forcing monks to denounce the Dalai Lama. In the past, there were at least eight or nine cases where monks could not withstand the pressure to denounce the Tibetan leader and had chosen to commit suicide, Jampal Monlam of the Center for Human Rights and Democracy added. Gyaltsen Lobsang, 71, and Yangpa Locho, 71, were found dead by hanging September 8 and November 4 respectively at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.
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