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UN panel presses China on Tibetan monks

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 22:45

Geneva: A UN human rights panel has asked China to disclose the fate of over 300 Tibetan monks whose whereabouts are unknown since they were allegedly arrested in April.

The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances says the monks from Ngaba Kirti Monastery in Sichuan province were allegedly detained April 21 by Chinese security forces.

It says some of the monks have reportedly since been released.

The panel called on Wednesday for China "to provide full information on the fate and the whereabouts of the persons who have disappeared."

The Geneva-based expert group also encouraged authorities to investigate and punish those responsible for enforced disappearances.

Officials at China`s UN mission in Geneva couldn`t immediately be reached for comment.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 22:45
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