Freetibet.org 25 June 2021
Crackdown in Driru County continues seven years on
In April 2021, Chinese authorities carried out several arrests in Driru County in Nagchu, which is governed as part of the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region. One Tibetan, Gyajin, has been identified while the names of other Tibetans arrested are yet to be ascertained.
Sources expressed the deepening state of fear in which local Tibetans continue to live day to day which prevents them from sending information and talking about politically sensitive issues on social media. Severe restrictions and surveillance in the region heightened after the local Tibetans staged a strong protest against Chinese-affiliated companies who encroached on their sacred mountain, Naglha Zamba, and began extraction activities in 2010 and May 2013.