"The Chinese authorities have launched a series of false allegation and groundless about the circumstances of the death of the young monk named Phuntsok, who self-immolated on March 16, as well as on the state of affairs at the Kirti monastery in general," said Ven. Lobsang Yeshi, one of two media coordinators of the Kirti monastery in exile who has responded to the recent reports made by the state controlled Chinese media "Xinhua."
"Chinese authorities trying to blame the monks, who took away Phuntsok from the hands of the police at the time of the self-immolation, for being his accomplices in planning the fatal protest action," Lobsang said during the press briefing this morning in Dharamsala. The authorities also claimed that if the monks had not taken Phuntsok away, then they might have been able to save his life. More