• 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
  • Tibetans in Europe Stage Protest; demand UN to Engage China Constructively
    September 21, 2019
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    Geneva: Paralleling the ongoing 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, hundreds of Tibetan in Switzerland & Liechtenstein, Belgium and France held protest against China’s unabated violations of human rights in Tibet and whined UN not doing enough in protecting the rights of Tibetans. More
  • China Bans Even Retired Elderly Tibetans from Performing Religious Activities in Tibet
    September 13, 2019
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    Dharamshala: China stoops another level in carrying out religious persecution of Tibetans. According to the latest report published by Human Rights Watch, an international NGO which conducts research and advocacy on human rights, the Chinese Communist Party has issued a notice banning retired elderly Tibetans from performing the kora and other religious observances. More
  • Tibetan monk sentenced for the second time by Chinese authorities in Tibet
    September 10, 2019
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    Dharamshala: A Tibetan monk from Ngaba county's Kirti Monastery who was arrested more than a year ago was sentenced to 3 years in prison by Chinese authorities last week as per our sources. More
  • China demolishes nearly half of Yachen Gar Buddhist complex in Tibet
    August 29, 2019
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    Dharamshala: Nearly half of Yachen Gar Buddhist complex situated in Tibet's Karze region which is now incorporated into China's Sichuan province has been demolished by Chinese authorities. More
  • China’s suppression of Tibet continues: Human Rights Report 2019
    August 29, 2019
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    Dharamshala: The annual Human Rights Report 2019 records that the human rights situation in Tibet is still no better than yesterday as the Tibetans continue to face severe restriction in their religious freedom, speech, movement, and assembly. More
  • UN Experts Question China over Sentencing Tibetans for Celebrating 80th Birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    July 20, 2019
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    Geneva: Five UN independent experts have expressed concern and questioned China over charges brought against nine Tibetans who were imprisoned for participating in the celebration of the 80th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2015, and advocating for cultural and religious rights. More
  • US State Department Releases Annual International Religious Freedom Report
    June 25, 2019
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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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