'Our spiritual leader': Chinese villagers appeal for return of 1,000-year-old monk

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Residents of Yangchun tell Dutch court of importance of Buddha statue which contains mummified remains

A group of Chinese villagers have travelled to the Netherlands to make a passionate plea for the return of the remains of a 1,000-year-old monk as the legal fight over its ownership wrapped up in a Dutch court.

The small eastern Chinese village of Yangchun has accused Dutch collector Oscar van Overeem of buying the stolen Buddha statue containing the mummified remains of the monk in Hong Kong in 1996.

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