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People's Republic of China (Tibet): Three detained in Panchen Lama controversy

, Index number: ASA 17/040/1995

According to unofficial sources, a Tibetan abbot, Chadrel Rimpoche, his assistant Jing-lag and businessman Gyara Tsering Samdrup have been detained. Their detention is in connection with the controversy about the recognition of the Panchen Lama. AI fears that they may be prisoners of conscience.

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