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China detains 10 former Tibetan nomads for protesting denial of welfare benefits

About 100 Tibetans stage a non-violent protest march to Nangchen County government office

  Chinese security forces have detained at least 10 Tibetan residents of Chumey Village in Nyakla Township in Nangchen (Ch: Nangqian) County, Yulshul (Ch: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, according to exile Tibetan sources. The arrests were made after Tibetans from the village staged a peaceful protest, calling for ...

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New crackdown campaign introduced in Tibet ahead of sensitive anniversary celebrations

The TAR border security forces in a meeting on 12 July 2015

In preparation for the 50th founding anniversary of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), the Chinese authorities have begun implementing the ‘Clean Sweep and Strike’ (Ch: da jian cha) campaign ostensibly to provide security to postal activities. Under this campaign, the TAR authorities will monitor and surveil postal exchanges between Beijing and ...

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Tibetan youth detained for solo protest identified after a week of his protest

People's Armed Police force atop combat vehicles in Lithang

A Tibetan youth who was detained for staging a peaceful solo protest against repressive Chinese rule has finally been identified as 17-year-old Tibetan nomad youth called Lobsang Thubten, or ‘Thubpe’ as he is affectionately called by friends and family. Lobsang Thubten’s identity remained unknown since his arbitrary detention on 18 ...

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Chinese miners threaten Tibetans trying to save sacred mountain from uranium mining

A view of the sacred mountain of Amnye Drak Dzong

Chinese authorities have used intimidation and threats of force to block attempts by local Tibetans to save a sacred mountain from uranium mining at Dringwa (Ch: Zhanwa) Township in Dzoege (Ch: Ruo’ergai) County, Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. According to reliable information received by TCHRD, ...

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Chinese police employ savage beatings, repressive decree to force Tibetans to observe ‘Army Day’

Adhor is being treated in Xining. His condition is said to be very serious. Some say he might not survive the injuries.

Chinese authorities in two different Tibetan counties have used disproportionate force and violence as a punishment for Tibetans failing to properly organize the celebration of “Chinese Workers and Farmers Red Army Day”, which falls on 1 August and is observed annually in China as ‘Army Day’ or the founding anniversary ...

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Death of Tibetan lama in prison: Family members released from detention but banned from contacting outsiders

Death of Tibetan lama in prison: Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

Chinese authorities have failed to launch an investigation into the death in detention case of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a highly-revered and popular Tibetan reincarnate lama and a social activist, who died last month in the 13th year of his life imprisonment at Chuangdong Prison near Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province. ...

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TCHRD welcomes release of political prisoner Ronggye A’drak, calls on China to stop criminalizing human rights

Ronggye A'drak

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is pleased to learn that Ronggye A’drak, a Tibetan nomad who was imprisoned for staging a peaceful protest eight years ago, has been released after the completion of his sentence. Ronggye A’drak was released from prison and brought home by officials ...

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