Tibet : Lockdown in capital
According to Internet postings from residents of the the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, security forces were holding the city under lockdown in recent days, preventing any trains or long-distance buses from arriving or leaving.Jampel Monlam, assistant director of the Dharamsala-based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), said the tight security was linked to a regional Party meeting."There were a lot of police and army patrols and checks throughout Lhasa at this time," he said. "They arrived in the [city] on Nov. 12.""Lhasa police and armed police have been carrying out round-the-clock checks and patrols," Jampel Monlam said. "This is to ensure security during the meeting."