The villagers, from Yangchun, China, claimed the golden, human-size statue was stolen from their temple in 1995 and bought by Dutch collector Oscar van Overeem in 1996.
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...
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