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Tibetan monks secretly jailed for up to 20 years: rights watchdog

Human Rights Watch slams China over 'shocking miscarriage of justice'

Monks at the Tengdro monastery in southern Tibet were severely punished by Chinese authorities, Human Rights Watch said on July 6 -- the 86th birthday of the exiled Dalai Lama, right. (Source photos by Human Rights Watch and Reuters)

HONG KONG -- Four Tibetan Buddhist monks were handed prison sentences as long as 20 years last fall after a secret trial in southern Tibet, according to a Human Rights Watch investigation revealed on Tuesday.

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