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22 Tibetans arrested in eastern Nepal

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Kathmandu, July 23 (UNI) A total of 22 Tibetans, including a woman, were arrested at Dolakha Bazaar in north east Nepal, local media reported today.

The Tibetans had entered Nepal through the Lapchi entry point, a remote area of the district, police inspector Govind Jha said yesterday.

They will be sent to department of immigration, he said.

This is the first time that Tibetan refugees were arrested after the closing down of the liasion office of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Kathmandu by the royal government led by King Gyanendra.

About 20,000 Tibetan refugees live in the Himalayan nation.

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