Quoting a Chinese diaspora media outlet Mingde, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) reported (August 4) that the authorities are closing the Kharmar (Chinese: Hongcheng) Monastery and video clips depict officials carrying out forced evictions, monastics staging a sit-in to protest having to leave their monastic lives, nuns crying as an elderly teacher walks down an aisle and a monk threatening to jump off a roof. The US-based Radio Free Asia said one employee of the Yongjing county Ethnic Minority and Religious Affairs Bureau gave a tacit confirmation, telling RFA that “Director Cui of the monastery management committee was responsible for resettling the monks and nuns.”

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