• US State Department Releases Annual International Religious Freedom Report
    June 25, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    Washington DC: The United States government released its annual International Religious Freedom Report, a report that covers repressive government policies that infringe upon religious freedom. More
  • China Resumes Expulsion Drive at Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist Institute, Thousands Evicted
    June 24, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    Dharamshala: Yachen Gar, a major Tibetan Buddhist center in Tibet's Karze region is facing eviction once again. Chinese authorities in Palyul County in the so-called Karze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture have resumed expulsion of Tibetan nuns and monks at Yachen Gar which is said to have housed about 10,000 nuns, monks, and lay practitioners until recent years. More
  • China Orders Primary and Middle Schools in Amdo Golog to Stop Teaching in Tibetan
    May 24, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    Dharamshala: Chinese authorities in Golog (Chinese: Guoluo), in the traditional Amdo province, have ordered all primary and middle schools in the Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture to stop teaching in Tibetan language. More
  • 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
  • In attempt to muzzle peaceful call for Panchen Lama’s release, China hands heavy sentence to Sershul Tibetan and kin
    May 9, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    Dharamshala: In yet another example of China’s heavy-handed employment of law enforcement to crackdown on peaceful acts of protest and targeted attempts to muzzle free expression, a Tibetan youth and his aunt from Sershul in Tibet's Karze were handed prison terms of four and half years and one year and three months respectively for observing a peaceful act of prayer and for sharing information c More
  • One More Torture Survivor, Former Political Prisoner Yeshi Gyatso Passes Away
    May 6, 2019
     •  Published By Intern Writer
     
    Dharamshala: Yeshi Gyatso, a 50-year old former political prisoner in Tibet and a torture-survivor passed away last week. On 1 May 2019, at around noon local time Yeshi Gyatso breathed his last. Yeshi Gyatso was arrested on 31 March 2008 for taking part in the 2008 peaceful protests. He was detained for several months during which he was tortured and beaten severely. More
  • Tibetans Detained in Karze for Praying and Calling for Panchen Lama’s Release
    May 3, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    Dharamshala: Chinese authorities have detained four Tibetans for praying for the release of the Panchen Lama in Serchul County, Karze (Chinese: Ganzi) Prefecture in the traditional Kham province of Tibet. More
  • China Sentences Nine Tibetans Demanding Land Rights in Rebgong
    May 3, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    Dharamshala: A Chinese court has sentenced nine Tibetans for creating an informal organization urging authorities to return community land taken by authorities in Rebgong County, Malho (Chinese: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in the traditional province of Amdo. They were sentenced around mid-April for three to seven years. More
  • China pursued forced assimilation and suppression of Tibetan Buddhism throughout Tibet in 2018: US Commission on International Religious Freedom Annual Report
    May 1, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    Dharamshala: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) called out China as one of the world’s worst persecutors of religious faiths in its 2019 annual report released Monday. More
  • Tibetan Man Tortured for Singing Tibetan National Anthem Dies
    April 30, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    Dharamshala: A Tibetan man formerly detained and tortured for singing the Tibetan national anthem in April 2016, Pema Wangchen from Karze, passed away last Friday at a hospital in the Chinese city of Chengdu, Sichuan province. According to reports, on 26 April around noon, Pema Wangchen died from prolonged illness sustained through torture suffered while in Chinese police custody three years ago. More
  • Detained Former Tibetan Political Prisoner Secretly Sentenced to 18 Years, Wife to 2 Years
    March 19, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    -Filed by UN, EU and Human Rights Desk, DIIR Dharamshala: News emerges from Tibet that Chinese authorities have sentenced Lodoe Gyatso, a former Tibetan political prisoner, to 18 years in prison while his wife has been given a two-year prison term. More
  • China Closes Central Tibet to the World Ahead of 60th Anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day
    February 22, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    -Filed by UN, EU and Human Rights Desk, DIIR, CTA Foreign travelers are barred from visiting Central Tibet for two months as China has closed the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) to the world. This closure comes just ahead of the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan National Uprising Day and the 2008 mass protests. More
  • Why is China constructing new Gulags in Tibet?
    February 18, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    -Filed by UN, EU and Human Rights Desk, DIIR, CTA An alarming report recently published in The Print, revealed at least three new gulags under construction in Tibet through satellite imagery. The term gulag is generally used to refer to the Soviet-era forced labor camps which China calls “Re-education Through Labour” (RTL) also known as laojiao. More
  • China Bans Hundreds of Tibetan Students from Tibetan Classes
    February 2, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    -Filed by UN, EU & Human Rights Desk, DIIR, CTA Tibetan students in Kham Nangchen, Yushul (Chinese: Yushu) prefecture, incorporated into China's Qinghai province, are barred from joining the voluntary informal Tibetan classes conducted by monasteries this winter break for schools. More
  • Arrested for Celebrating HH the Dalai Lama’s Birthday, Tibetan Monk Released Due to Critical Health Condition
    January 21, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
      -Filed by UN, EU and Human Rights Desk, DIIR, CTA Dharamshala: Choekyi, a Tibetan monk from Phugu Monastery, Serta (Ch: Seda) from Sichuan Province arrested in 2015 for celebrating His Holiness Dalai Lama's 80th birthday was released due to his critical health condition, as per our source. More
  • Tibetans Forced to Prostrate to Xi Jinping Pictures: Religious Repression in Tibet Accelerates
    January 19, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    -Filed by UN, EU and Human Rights Desk, DIIR, CTA It's just the beginning of 2019 and the year is already bespeaking the Chinese government's ever-intensifying grip on Tibet and its repressive policies against the Tibetan people. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising of 1959, which forced His Holiness the Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibetans to escape into exile. More
  • Tibetans Sentenced in Central Tibet in 2018 for “Inciting Separatism”
    January 19, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    -Filed by UN, EU and Human Rights Desk, DIIR, CTA In 2018, China has sentenced 25 Tibetans in the central Tibet, the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) under charges of "inciting separatism" and endangering "national security," reported the state mouthpiece Global Times. The TAR high court presented the information in its work report last weekend. More
  • China used a ‘nationwide anti-crime campaign to denounce Dalai Lama sympathizers:’ Human Rights Watch
    January 19, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    By Tibet Bureau Geneva Chinese authorities have launched a “nationwide anti-crime campaign to encourage people to denounce members of their communities on the slightest suspicion of sympathy for the exiled Dalai Lama,” says Human Rights Watch (HRW) in its annual report. The same campaign is used against individuals who oppose the repressive policies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). More
  • China Continues Religious Repression: Tibetan Students and Civil Servants Banned from Partaking in Religious Activities
    January 15, 2019
     •  Published By Tenzin Saldon
     
    -Filed by UN, EU and Human Rights Desk, DIIR, CTA China continues to implement repressive policies to suppress the religious freedom of Tibetans from all walks of life. A recent report published by Voice of Tibet highlights the extent of such repressive policies. As per the report, the Tibetan public officials of Lhasa have been banned from participating in any kind of religious activities. More
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    Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay’s Message on the Occasion of Losar(English)
    January 24, 2013
      Posted in Videos     
    With profound grief, I report that the number of Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest against repression in Tibet is now reaching 100. In 2012 alone, 83 Tibetans self-immolated, and twenty-eight of these occurred within the single month of November. Now in the new year of 2013, I am saddened to inform you that three Tibetans have set themselves on fire. View
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    THE BURNING QUESTION: Why are Tibetans Turning to Self-immolation?
    September 24, 2012
     
    The Burning Question: Why are Tibetans Turning to Self-immolation? View
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    Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay’s Press Conference
    July 29, 2012
      Posted in Videos     
    Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay briefed to the press on current situation of self immolation in Tibet and answered the support of Karnataka State Govt. to the Tibetan settlements at Press Club of Bangalore on 29 July 2012. View
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    Video footage of Self-immolation in Tibet
    June 23, 2012
     
    Subtitle in English and Chinese. http://www.tibetonline.tv/Ngawang_Norphel.zip The following text is the transcript of an exchange between Ngawang Norphel (attempted to self-immolate on 20 June 2012) and the monk by his side. The person he refers to as 'Khedup' and 'Tenzin Khedup' is the other man who self-immolated with him and died on 20 June 2012. View
  •   VIDEO
    The Stream – Tibetan PM speaks out after self-immolations
    March 12, 2012
      Posted in Videos   
    Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay discusses the growing crisis in his country. Guests: Lobsang Sangay Thumbnail: REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma courtesy: The Stream ( http://www.youtube. View
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    Day-long Hunger Strike on first day of Tibetan New Year Feb. 22, 2012
    February 26, 2012
     
    Statement of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) on the occasion of the  day-long Hunger Strike by its Members and the public on the first day of the Water-Dragon Tibetan New Year on 22nd February, 2012 at the Theckchen Choling, Main Temple, Dharamsala. View
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    Tibetan’s fierce objection to unjust and repressive rule by China (Version2)
    February 8, 2012
     
    Major Tibetan protests against the Chinese occupation of Tibet: 1959, 1987, 1988, 1989 and 2008 to the present. The following video illustrates the ongoing cycle of repression in Tibet and the Chinese authorities' harsh response to hundreds of demonstrations that have occurred across the Tibetan plateau. View
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    English: Open Letter to Mr. Hu Jintao From Tibetan Parliament in Exile
    January 27, 2012
     
    HE Hu Jintao, President of China Your Excellency, On behalf of all the Tibetans inside and outside Tibet, the Tibetan Parliament in Exile wishes to express our deep anguish and concern at the prevailing critical situation inside Tibet. As a human being, we are sure you will very much understand why people resort to extreme measures such as self-immolation. View
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    English: Statement by Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay on the recent killings of Tibetans
    January 26, 2012
      Posted in Videos     
    Statement by Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay on the recent killings of Tibetans by the P. R. China's government As Chinese everywhere were celebrating the first couple of days of the Year of Dragon on January 23rd and 24th, 2012. View
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    Tibetan: Statement by Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay on the recent killings of Tibetans
    January 26, 2012
      Posted in Videos     
    Statement by Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay on the recent killings of Tibetans by the P. R. China's government As Chinese everywhere were celebrating the first couple of days of the Year of Dragon on January 23rd and 24th, 2012. View
  •   VIDEO
    English: Statement by Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay
    January 26, 2012
      Posted in Videos     
    Statement by Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay on the recent killings of Tibetans by the P. R. China's government As Chinese everywhere were celebrating the first couple of days of the Year of Dragon on January 23rd and 24th, 2012. View
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