Dharamsala, April 4 – With China exerting a strict control on information from Tibet old cases of arrests not reported earlier continue to come out.
A Tibetan monk was arrested on March 11 this year on charges of leaking state secrets; a Tibetan monk with contacts in Tibet was cited by Voice of Tibet radio service today.
Thugsam, aged 36, was a monk of Nurma monastery in Machu County. He was arrested from Labrang Tashikyil, Sangchu County. The source said that Thugsam was accused of giving information about protests, arrests and beatings of Tibetans to the "separatist forces" in exile.
The source added that officials from the Sangchu county Public Security Bureau arrested him but it is known where he had been taken.