Tibetan farmer dies of self-immolation protest in Rebkong

A Tibetan farmer has set himself on fire in protest against the Chinese government in Rebkong (Chinese: Tongren) County in the Malho (Chinese: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Sonam Dhargye, aged 43, burnt himself to death at an … [Continue reading]

Self-immolation protests continue: Tibetan monk sets self on fire

A 20-yr-old monk of Kirti Monastery set himself on fire in the county town of Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) County, Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Lobsang Tsultrim self-immolated at around 5 pm (Tibet Time) on 16 March … [Continue reading]

Four Tibetan environmental activists arrested in Tawu

Four Tibetan environmental activists, all members of the locally-founded Tawu Environmental Protection Association, were arrested in mid-February 2012 by the local Public Security Bureau (PSB) officers at Tawu (Ch: Daofu) County in Kandze (Ch: Ganzi) … [Continue reading]

Tibetan NGO worker serving life sentence surfaces in Lhasa hospital

Wangdue, a Tibetan NGO activist, who was sentenced to life in 2008 during the widespread protests in Tibet, was recently seen in an army hospital in Lhasa. Around the end of February 2012, eyewitnesses saw Wangdue in a solitary room in the … [Continue reading]

Monk self-immolates on Tibetan uprising anniversary

A Tibetan monk has self-immolated in protest today, on the 2008 Uprising Anniversary, at around 10.30 a.m (Tibet Time) at Rongbo Gonchen Monastery in Rebkong (Ch: Tongren) County, Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai … [Continue reading]

Police beat Tibetan protesters with batons, rifle butt

On 7 March 2012, Khedup Dorjee, a monk at Za-Samdrup Monastery in Kardze County, was severely beaten by security officers for peacefully protesting in the crowded county market of Kardze (Ch: Ganzi). He was arrested only after the beating. Khedup … [Continue reading]

Teenage Tibetan monk self-immolates on protest anniversary

On 10 March 2012, which is also the 53rd Tibetan National Uprising Day, a teenage Tibetan monk from Kirti Monastery set himself on fire in protest against the Chinese government at around 5 pm (Tibet Time) in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) County, Ngaba … [Continue reading]

Crackdown on monks for freedom leaflets in Sog County

Five Tibetan monks from Sog Tsenden Monastery were arrested by the local Public Security Bureau officers in Sog County, Nagchu Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) after leaflets calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and … [Continue reading]

Chinese government cadres take over Tibetan monasteries

A number of Tibetan monasteries in Nagchu (Chinese: Naqu) Prefecture’s Diru County in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have been forced to hand over the entire administration and management of the monasteries to groups of cadres sent by the Chinese … [Continue reading]

Self-immolation shadow over China’s two sessions

Three Tibetans, a 32-yr-old widowed mother of four and two teenagers, died of self-immolation in separate incidents as China convened its annual sessions of National People's Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference … [Continue reading]