Twenty-six nuns have been expelled from their nunnery in eastern Tibet. According to a release from the Dra-Sog-Drisum Association–a group of Tibetan exiles in India–Chinese officials cracked down on the nunnery in September because it refused to denounce the Dalai Lama. The crackdown–which comes as part of a “patriotic education” campaign–led to the nuns’ removal.
For more information, read coverage from Voice of America and the Tibet Post. For more context and related news, read about China’s crackdown on Tibetan refugees, and our most recent recap of China-Dalai Lama relations.