‘Disappeared’ Kirti monk sentenced to 3 yrs on unknown charges

A Tibetan monk who went missing for eight months after his arrest has been sentenced to 3 years' imprisonment. According to information received by sources in the first week of July 2012, Lodoe, a 36-yr-old monk from Kirti Monastery in Ngaba (Ch: … [Continue reading]

Teenage Tibetan monk burns self to death in Ngaba

An 18-yr-old Tibetan monk has died of self-immolation protest today at Barkham County in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Lobsang Lozin, the teenage monk from Gyalrong Tsodun Kirti Monastery in Barkham, set … [Continue reading]

Tibetan dies of self-immolation in Damshung

A Tibetan man who set himself on fire on 7 July 2012 in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) has reportedly died. The 22 year-old Tibetan man was identified as Tsewang Dorjee, from Damshung (Ch: Dangxiong) County in Lhasa Municipality, TAR. Several media … [Continue reading]

Tibetan dies of self-immolation in Damshung

A Tibetan man who set himself on fire on 7 July 2012 in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) has reportedly died. The 22 year-old Tibetan man was identified as Tseten Dorjee, from Damshung (Chinese: Dangxiong) County in Lhasa Municipality, TAR. Several … [Continue reading]

Tibetan Teen Girl Arrested, Beaten After Protest

30 June 2012 A teenage Tibetan girl has been beaten and arrested after a lone protest in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) County, Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. On 24 June 2012, Jigme Dolma, aged 17, staged a peaceful protest … [Continue reading]

TCHRD releases assessment report on China’s Human Rights Action Plan

As the Chinese government prepares to issue its second National Human Rights Action Plan (2013-2015), the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) issued a brief assessment report on China’s first National Human Rights Action Plan … [Continue reading]

Tibetan nomad arrested for 2008 uprising

A Tibetan nomad was arrested in Machu (Ch: Maqu) County of Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. 34-year old Shonu Palden was arrested on 18 June 2012 from a local restaurant in Belpen Township of Machu County. On 18 … [Continue reading]

Two Tibetan youngsters self-immolate in Jyekundo, one dies

Two Tibetan youngsters have set themselves on fire today in Trindu (Chinese: Chengdu) County in Jyekundo (Chinese: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (TAP) of Qinghai Province. Ngawang Norpel, aged 22, and Tenzin Khedup, aged 24, self-immolated … [Continue reading]

Tibetan Monk Tortured, Dies in Custody

A Tibetan monk has died after being tortured in police custody in Nyagrong (Chinese: Xinlong) County, Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefectures in Sichuan Province. … [Continue reading]

Kirti monk sentenced to 8 yrs’ in prison

A Tibetan monk from Kirti Monastery in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County has been sentenced to eight years in prison with four years' deprivation of political rights. The Ngaba Prefecture Court in Barkham (Chinese: Maerkam) sentenced Lobsang Phuntsok this … [Continue reading]