Tibetan woman dies of burning protest in Rebkong

A Tibetan woman has died after staging a burning protest in Rebkong (Ch: Tongren) County taking the total self-immolation toll in the County to eight Tibetans in this month alone, according to information received by TCHRD. Chakmo Kyi, whose age … [Continue reading]

Monks barred from holding religious rituals to observe teen monk’s death

The Chinese authorities have banned monks from Ngoshul Monastery to offer condolences and join prayer rituals to observe the death of a teen monk who died after setting himself on fire in protest against the Chinese government in Ngoshul Village in … [Continue reading]

Thousands of Tibetan schoolchildren hold demonstration; pull down Chinese flags after three burning protests in Rebkong

Thousands of Tibetan school children staged a protest march early today in Rebkong (Ch: Tongren) County where three Tibetans burned themselves alive in the past five days in Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province, in … [Continue reading]

Three teenage monks burn themselves alive in Ngaba

Three Tibetan monks in their mid-teens have burned themselves alive at around 3 pm yesterday in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County of Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Sources told TCHRD that the monks belonged to Ngoshul … [Continue reading]

Five ‘disappeared’ Tibetans sentenced to varying prison terms

Months after their arbitrary detention and disappearance, five Tibetan monks from Drango Monastery have been sentenced to varying terms of six to seven years for their alleged involvement in 23 January 2012 protest in Drango (Ch: Luhuo) County of … [Continue reading]

China impose near-total information blockade after series of burning protests

A near-total information blockade has been imposed in Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture where seven Tibetans burned themselves in protest in the past month. Local authorities have clamped down on the Internet and mobile phone … [Continue reading]

Detained monk sentenced to a year in prison

A month after his detention, a monk from Nyatso Zilkar Monastery has been sentenced to a year in prison for unknown charges, according to information received by TCHRD today. As reported earlier by TCHRD, Tenzin Sherab, 28, was detained on 1 … [Continue reading]

Tibetan monk and educator arrested, journal banned

A Tibetan monk and educator who founded a social organization to preserve and promote Tibetan language was recently arrested by the Chinese authorities in Machu (Ch: Maqu) County in Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu … [Continue reading]

‘Into Thin Air': TCHRD releases report on enforced disappearances in Tibet

"This heinous practice is not permitted under any circumstances. No exceptional circumstances whatsoever may be invoked to justify an enforced disappearance." Jeremy Sarkin, UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (Nov. … [Continue reading]

Into Thin Air – Report

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