Monk 'linked' to immolations by eight Tibetans

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The Independent Online

Chinese police have detained a monk and his nephew in Sichuan province and accused them of instigating the self-immolations of eight ethnic Tibetans on the instructions of the Dalai Lama and his followers.

A report from Xinhua News Agency did not detail what evidence police had of the exiled spiritual leader's involvement – which was denied by the Tibetan government-in-exile.

Lorang Konchok , 40, and his nephew, Lorang Tsering, 31, were detained in August.