• Rongdrak in Tibet Faces yet another Massive Flood
    June 19, 2020
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    A massive flood on 17 June 2020 due to torrential rainfall in the last few days has affected many parts of Rongdrak County in eastern Tibet. The flood caused landslides as rivers gushed through the region, destroying homes, schools, and monasteries located along the extremely narrow valley. 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
  • UN Experts call on China to acquit Tibetan Human Rights Defender A-nya Sengdra
    May 20, 2020
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    Geneva: Five UN Special Procedures mandate-holders called on China to drop charges against Tibetan environmentalist, anti-corruption crusader and human rights defender A-nya Sengdra as per the report published in the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights website. 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
  • Remembering Tibetan Language Rights Advocates in Tibet on International Mother Language Day
    February 21, 2020
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    By Thinlay Chukki* Language is not just a medium of communication. It is a window to the rich cultural heritage and traditional knowledge of a society which preserves its unique traditions, memory, expressions and beliefs. 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
  • Sikyong sends a message of strength and hope to Tibetans in Tibet, says the health crisis would be resolved soon
    February 6, 2020
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      Dharamshala: As worrying reports of Coronavirus infections emerge from Tibet, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay conveyed a message of hope and reassurance to the Tibetans inside Tibet saying that the epidemic would soon be contained and in the meantime, to strictly follow the basic protective measures against the new coronavirus. "There must be a lot of panic and fear among Tibetans in Tibet. 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
  • China’s ‘ethnic unity’ bill aimed at complete sinicization of the Tibetan plateau through ethnic cleansing: CTA Information Secretary
    January 15, 2020
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    Dharamshala: Following a series of arbitrary detention and unrest in parts of Tibet including the recent arrest of 30 Tibetans in Tibet’s Kham province, the Tibet Autonomous Region’s People's Congress last week passed the first of kind legislation on "strengthening ethnic unity" in the TAR region, effective May 1. 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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    Protesters in Sershul detained for resisting Communist Party propaganda
    December 17, 2019
     
    By International Campaign for Tibet. December 17, 2019. Read the original article here. Harsh security measures have been imposed in a Tibetan township in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi), the Tibetan region of Kham, after two rare protests in November calling for Tibetan independence and the return of the Dalai Lama. More
  • A Tibetan youth in Ngaba dies after setting himself on fire to protest against Chinese rule
    November 28, 2019
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    Dharamshala: A young Tibetan nomad from the nearby nomadic township of Meruma in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) county in Tibet’s traditional province of Amdo died on Tuesday after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule of Tibet and its hardline policies against the Tibetans. Yonten, aged around 24, set himself ablaze in the center of town nearby Meruma at around 4 pm local time on 26 November 2019. More
  • Six Tibetan Monks and Two Youth Arrested for Pro-independence Leaflets in Dza Wonpo, Sershul, Tibet
    November 25, 2019
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    Chinese authorities arrested six Tibetan monks and two youth from Dza Wonpo town in Sershul county, Karze (Ch: Ganzi) Prefecture in Tibet’s traditional Kham province after leaflets calling for Tibet’s independence appeared in the premises of the local Chinese government office. The arrests were made during three different incidents this month. More
  • China Submits Insufficient Response on the Whereabouts of Panchen-Lama Yet Again: UN Experts
    November 20, 2019
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    Geneva: The UN experts have received unsatisfactory and insufficient response from China on the whereabouts of Panchen Lama Gendun Choekyi Nyima yet again. The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) expressed that the response received from China about the XIth Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, was “not considered sufficient”. More
  • China jails Tibetan man for sharing Tibet-related books on WeChat
    November 12, 2019
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    Dharamshala: A 45-year-old Tibetan man was arrested and detained from Shigatse (Ch: Rikaze Prefecture) by Chinese police officers around 8 March this year on his return home from a business trip to Tibet’s capital Lhasa. More
  • Monk from Tibet’s Amdo Ngaba arrested over social media posts on Tibetan Language
    October 5, 2019
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    Dharamshala: A Tibetan monk from Kirti Monastery in Ngaba county who was arrested last month from his monastery has not been heard of since. His location, as well as the charges for his arrest, are unknown. Sonam Palden, 22, was taken away from his room at Kirti Monastery on September 19, according to Kanyag Tsering from the Dharamshala-branch of Kirti Monastery. 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
  •   VIDEO
    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
  •   VIDEO
    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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