Nepalese police arrested 18 people in Kathmandu on suspicion of "anti-China activities" on Sunday, the anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against China's rule in Tibet.
A Tibetan Buddhist nun prays at the Bouddhanath Stupa as Nepalese security force personnel stand guard during the 54th anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, in Kathmandu on March 10, 2013. On February 13 a Tibetan monk doused himself in petrol in Kathmandu and set himself on fire, becoming the 100th self-immolation bid in a wave of protests against Chinese rule.
"Some of the people we arrested were Tibetan but we have not interrogated all of them yet," police spokesman Uttam Subedi told AFP, saying all but three had been released on the same day.
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