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China denies blockading monastery where monk burnt himself

Tibetan exile groups have released video footage which they claim shows a young monk who burnt himself to death last month in a protest against China's government.

The groups say the footage also shows a security build-up that followed.

China has admitted that a young monk died and that there were clashes but has denied blockading the monastery.

Damian Grammaticas reports from Beijing.

With comment from Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei on the 19th of April.

  • 22 Apr 2011
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