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6 Tibetan Activists Arrested in New Delhi During Chinese Official's Visit


The Delhi police on Monday arrested 6 Tibetans activists who were protesting visit of Zhou Yongkang, who ranks 9th in the hierarchy of Politburo of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. The 6 protesters were arrested near Teen Murti Bhavan in the Indian capital carrying the Tibetan national flag and shouting slogans demanding freedom of language religious freedom and human rights in Tibet.

The 6 Tibetan activists have been identified as Tenzin; 38, Lobsang; 28, Sonam; 27, Dhondup; 30 Tashi; 37, and Kalsang; 24.

The Regional Tibetan Youth Congress's Vice President Kalsang Sungrab said the 6 Tibetans were arrested and taken to Tihar jail. He told VOA Tibetan Service that he is talking with lawyers to get the Tibetans released from the jail.

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