Via the pro-Tibetan-sovereignty news website Phayul comes new reports that Chinese authorities in central Tibet have detained some of the senior-most monks at three major monasteries: Sera, Ganden, and Drepung. 16 of them "were whisked away on the pretext of a meeting by Chinese officials in the Lhasa region on January 14. The condition and whereabouts of those disappeared remain unknown. More at phayul.com. Separately, the Washington Post has a roundup of the grim news that the total number of immolation protest is now close to 100.