1. Monks are taken with placards around their necks. The placards detail their names and their crimes. The monk who is most clearly visible has the name Lobsang Zopa, written in Chinese, on the placard around his neck.
Photos of crackdown from Tibet
The following photographs were pubished on 2 December 2011 by the Chinese language website Boxun.com, based in the USA.
The photos can be found here: http://boxun.com/news/gb/china/2011/12/201112021216.shtml
Boxun says that the photos were leaked and are taken in the Tibetan areas of Sichuan Province. Kandze Autonomous Prefecture and Ngaba Autonomous Prefecture comprise the Tibetan area of Sichuan. Boxun provides no more information about the locations and dates of the photos taken. Free Tibet can however confirm that Photos 6,7 and 8 were taken in Ngaba; we are unable to confirm the date of the photographs or the locations depicted in the other photographs.
The paramilitary People’s Armed Police (in green) and the Special Branch of the People’s Armed Police (in blue) can be seen in the photographs.