• Human Rights Watch Calls on China to Immediately Release Over 80 Tibetans Unjustly Imprisoned for Long-Term
    May 24, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Choetso
    Dharamshala: A leading international rights organization, Human Rights Watch, has urged the Chinese government to "immediately release Tibetan monks and other peaceful critics arbitrarily imprisoned since the March 2008 protests across the Tibetan plateau". More
  • Photos of 2012 Tibetan Self-immolators Identified
    May 22, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
    Dharamshala: Three Tibetans who had self-immolated in 2012 protesting against Chinese rule and policies in Tibet have now been identified with their photographs. Although details of the three self-immolators were received and recorded in the same year, their photographs became available only years later. All three died on site after their immolation protests. More
  • Update on the Latest Self-immolation Protest in Tibet
    April 18, 2017
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
    DHARAMSHALA: The latest Tibetan self-immolater has been identified as Wangchuk Tseten, according to sources inside Tibet quoted by Tibetan media. Wangchuk Tseten, a 30 year old father of three from Asey Gyechak nomadic region in Ngagrong county, Kardze (incorporated into China's Sichuan province) set himself on fire on 15 April 2017. More
  • Self-immolation Protest Reported from Kardze in Eastern Tibet
    April 15, 2017
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
    DHARAMSHALA: A Tibetan monk has set himself on fire in protest against the Chinese government this afternoon, according to reports emanating out of Tibet. The self-immolation reportedly took place in Kardze (incorporated into China’s Sichuan province). More
  • A Tibetan self-immolates in Tibet
    December 8, 2016
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
    DHARAMSHALA: A Tibetan self-immolated at around 5 pm local time today (8 December) on the streets of Machu county in Tibet's Amdo Province. According to a video received, a body is seen engulfed in flames . A woman standing nearby is heard reciting prayers in the name of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The video also shows police arriving at the scene and taking away the charred body. More
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  • Tibetan Monk Burns Self in Kyegudo, Self-immolation Reaches 141
    July 10, 2015
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
    DHARAMSHALA: Sonam Tobgyal, a 26-year-old Tibetan monk from Kyegudo, set himself on fire at around 6 pm on 9 July at Gesar Square, Kyegudo in Yulshul Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Incorporated into China’s Qinghai Province) in protest against the repressive policies of the Chinese government in Tibet. Local Tibetans who witnessed the incident took him to a nearby hospital. More
  • Woman Burns in Protest Against Chinese Repression, Total Self-Immolation Reaches 140
    May 28, 2015
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
    DHARAMSHALA: Showing no respite in the spate of self-immolation protests against the Chinese government, a 36-year-old Tibetan woman died after setting herself on fire on Wednesday, 27 May. The woman, Sangye Tso burned herself in front of the local Chinese police headquarters in Chone County, Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Incorporated into China’s Gansu Province). More