Nepal police arrest Tibetans on anniversary of uprising
KATHMANDU (AFP) - Nepalese police arrested 11 people in Kathmandu on suspicion of "anti-China activities" on Sunday morning, the anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against China's rule in Tibet.
"Some of the people we arrested were Tibetan but we have not interrogated all of them yet," police spokesman Uttam Subedi told AFP.
Nepal, home to around 20,000 Tibetans, is under intense pressure from Beijing over the exiles, and has repeatedly said it will not tolerate what it calls "anti-China activities".
On Feb 13 a Tibetan monk doused himself in petrol in a Kathmandu restaurant and set himself on fire, becoming the 100th self-immolation bid in a wave of protests against Chinese rule since 2009.