• China warns Tibetan internet users of “strike hard” campaign for dissenting acts 
    January 3, 2021
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    Dharamshala: In a recent notice, the Chinese authorities in “Tibet Autonomous Region” announced criminal prosecutions against individuals who use online communication tools to engage in activities against the Chinese Communist Party. More
  • China jails Tibetan nomad for social media posts on His Holiness the Dalai Lama and CTA
    December 30, 2020
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    Dharamshala: A Chinese court has sentenced a Tibetan nomad from Machin, Golog Prefecture in Tibet earlier this month. More
  • Ngaba Tibetan imprisoned by China for celebrating His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday released
    December 25, 2020
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    Dharamshala: Ajaja from Tibet’s Ngaba region who was jailed for celebrating the birthday of Tibet’s spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2015, has been released after spending more than five years in Chinese jail. Ajaja was released earlier this month after completing his sentence, confirmed Kanyag Tsering of the Dharamshala-branch of Kirti Monastery in exile. More
  • Heavy restrictions and police presence in Lhasa during religious festival
    December 14, 2020
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    Dharamshala: Tibetans Buddhists around the world observed a major annual religious festival, Ganden Ngamchoe (Tib: དགའ་ལྡན་ལྔ་མཆོད་) last week. However, Tibetans in the traditional capital Lhasa saw an extraordinary police presence and surveillance, mainly at Tsuglakhang and Barkhor areas on the day. More
  • Tibetan woman detained and intimidated for “illegal” WeChat posts
    December 7, 2020
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    Dharamshala: A Tibetan woman was detained and intimidated for “illegal” WeChat posts by the Chinese authorities, reported Radio Free Asia’s Chinese news station, who had spoken with her. As per TCHRD's report, Tsering Tso was arbitrarily detained on 12 November 2020 by local Chinese officers from her Xining home and was taken to the Trikha (Ch: Guide) County detention centre. More
  • No trace of Ngaba Tibetan monk held incommunicado for almost a year and half
    November 30, 2020
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    Dharamshala: A Tibetan monk from Ngaba region who was arbitrarily arrested by the local Chinese authorities almost a year and a half ago continues to remain untraceable. Rinchen Tsultrim, a monk at Nangshig monastery in Ngaba and a strong advocate of Tibetan language preservation was detained on 1 August 2019, according to a reliable source. More
  • China sentences Tibetan singer to six years in prison
    October 30, 2020
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    Dharamshala: Lhundrub Dakpa, a popular Tibetan singer from Kham Driru in Nagchu has been sentenced by Chinese authorities to six years in prison for singing songs criticising China’s repressive policies in Tibet. More
  • Ten Tibetans sentenced after a sham “anti-gang” trial in Tibet
    October 6, 2020
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    Dharamshala: The US-based The International Campaign for Tibet came out with a 28-page report “The ‘Evil’ Trial of 10 Sangchu Tibetans” exposing a sham “anti-gang” trial of ten Tibetans from Tibet’s traditional Amdo region in June this year. FreeTibet, a UK-based rights group filed a brief report on the same in July. More
  • 57-year-old Tibetan released after serving 8 years in Chinese prison 
    September 17, 2020
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    Dharamshala: According to official sources, Phagba Kyab, a Tibetan political prisoner, held for over eight years in Chinese prison for allegedly pouring petrol on a Tibetan who self-immolated in 2012 was recently released. Phagpa Kyab, aged 57 from eastern Tibet was jailed for alleged involvement in the self-immolation of Lhamo Tseten. More
  • China imprisons two Tibetans for song praising His Holiness the Dalai Lama 
    July 21, 2020
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    Dharamshala: Two Tibetans named Khando Tsetan and Tsego were sentenced to seven years and three years in prison respectively by a Chinese court in north-eastern Tibet in early July this year.  The duo was sentenced under the false charges of "state subversion" and "leaking state secrets" after they composed, sang, and circulated a song in praise of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. More
  • Former Tibetan political prisoner, Samdup, passes away at the age of 50 in Tibet 
    July 13, 2020
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    Dharamshala: The UN, EU & Human Rights Desk, DIIR has learned about the sad news of the demise of a former Tibetan political prisoner, Samdup from Changra township, Phenpo county in Tibetan Autonomous Region. More
  • Evidence against China of State-sponsored Discrimination against Tibetans in Tibet
    June 15, 2020
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    Dharamshala: A recently published announcement for “Public Recruitment of Police Auxiliary Personnel” issued in Lithang County reveals how China discriminates Tibetans when hiring them for jobs in Tibet. More
  • Tortured and refused medical treatment, Tibetan political prisoner Choekyi dies in Tibet
    May 12, 2020
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    Dharamshala: A former Tibetan political prisoner named Choekyi released last year after serving his four years sentence term in Chinese prison, died last week on 7 May due to torture suffered in prison. He died at his home in Shosang village, Nyitod Township, Serthar (Ch: Seda) County in Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. More
  • One more torture survivor, former political prisoner passes away in Tibet
    May 8, 2020
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    Dharamshala: The UN, EU & Human Rights Desk, DIIR has learned about the death of another former Tibetan political prisoner from prolonged illness due to life-threatening torture sustained in Chinese prison. Tsering Bhakdro, 51, died on 26th April at his native place in Lhasa after a prolonged illness due to physical torture he endured during his long term sentence in the Chinese prison. More
  • Tibetan monk dies after two years of ill-health due to brutal torture in Chinese prison
    May 5, 2020
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    Dharamshala: A former Tibetan political prisoner named Gendun Sherab has passed away in Tibet due to torture injuries sustained in Chinese custody. He is believed to have died on 18 April. More
  • Tibetan monk, aide of Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche dies at 60 after prolonged illness, imprisonment 
    March 28, 2020
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    Dharamshala: A Tibetan monk named Tashi Phuntsok, an aide to the late Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, passed away early last week after prolonged illness and imprisonment. According to the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), ven. Tashi Phuntsok breathed his last on 16 March 2020. More
  • Religious repression and free speech undervalued in Tibet amid Coronavirus breakout
    February 19, 2020
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    Party stability before public health security Days ahead of the upcoming Losar, the Tibetan new year, which starts next week from 24 February, the Chinese authorities in Tibetan regions have increased restrictions on the daily lives of the Tibetans due to the ongoing spread of novel coronavirus and “risk of cross-infection”. More
  • Tibetan monk who posted self-immolator Konpe’s picture released after two years
    February 14, 2020
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    Dharamshala: A Tibetan monk named Choechok (Tib: ཆོས་མཆོག) from lower Dzachukha’s Dza Wonpo monastery in Shershul county, Kham Karze, incorporated into China’s Sichuan Province, was released on 6 February 2020. Choechok’s release came after two years’ imprisonment in Chinese jail. More
  • Five Pressing Human Rights Violation In Tibet: A Year in Review 2019
    January 29, 2020
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    Dharamshala: The UN, EU & Human Rights Desk of Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR), Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) released a 6-minutes video titled “Five Pressing Human Rights Violation in Tibet, A Year in Review: 2019”. The short video reviews the most pressing human rights violations in Tibet in the year 2019. More
  • Over 30 Tibetans detained in crackdown in Dza Wonpo, Eastern Tibet
    January 7, 2020
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    Dharamshala: Chinese authorities have detained over 30 Tibetan monks and laypersons for a fortnight in Dza Wonpo town, Kham Sershul (Ch: Shiqu) county in Karze (Ch: Ganzi) Prefecture. More
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    Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay’s Message on the Occasion of Losar(English)
    January 24, 2013
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    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
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    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
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    The Stream – Tibetan PM speaks out after self-immolations
    March 12, 2012
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    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
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    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
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    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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    English: Statement by Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay
    January 26, 2012
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    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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