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China Closely Watches Tibetan High-ranking Lamas - 2003-06-23

Tibetan stringer Gedun Rinchen reported that since Karmapa’s dramatic escape from Tibet, China is taking no chance of any of the high-ranking Lamas in Tibet escaping and causeing an embarrassment. In the name of protecting the high-ranking Lamas, the government has posted security personnel at monasteries where there is a high-ranking lama. The lamas are constantly watched by security personnel, according to sources in Tibet.