Posted by: becketfund | December 9, 2007

Tibet: Government Crackdown on Religious Expression

Reuters reports that religious repression in Tibet has worsened, with Chinese authorities keeping a close watch on Tibetan Buddhists and repeatedly testing their loyalty to China. China, which took control of Tibet in 1950, has most recently begun to construct police stations nearby, or in, Buddhist monasteries, and has asked monks and nuns to prove their loyalty to China by subjecting them to certain exams. Some religious have also reported being beaten by Chinese soldiers when they were asked, and refused, to renounce their beliefs.

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