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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Another Tibetan man burns to death calling for freedom

A Tibetan man died of self-immolation protest in Sangkhog Township in Labrang (Chinese: Xiahe) County of Kanlho (Chinese: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. Tsepak Kyap, 21, set himself on fire at around 7 pm (local time) on 26 … [Continue reading]

Another father of two dies in burning protest

Another Tibetan layman who was a father of two died of self-immolation in Labrang (Chinese: Xiahe) County in Kanlho (Chinese: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. Dorjee Rinchen, 58, set himself on fire at around 3.30 pm (local … [Continue reading]

“These Chinese are not letting us live in peace. It’s better to die, better to die.”

"These Chinese are not letting us live in peace. It's better to die, better to die." These were the last words uttered by father of two, Lhamo Kyap, 27, during a phone conversation, moments before he burned himself to death, according to detailed … [Continue reading]

Elderly Tibetan nomad burns himself alive in protest

TCHRD can confirm that there was another self-immolation yesterday in Tibet. Dhondup, a nomad and farmer, aged around 65, set himself on fire yesterday morning about 9.30 am (Tibetan time) at the right side of a monastery called Serkhang, … [Continue reading]

The inextinguishable Tibetan fire in China’s darkness

"Since China is uninterested in the well-being of the Tibetan people, we are sharpening our nonviolent movement. We are declaring the reality of Tibet by burning our own bodies to call for freedom of Tibet ... We will win the battle through truth, by … [Continue reading]

Tibetan man self-immolates near Labrang

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The morning of 22 October 2012, TCHRD received information from a reliable source that at 9.45am (Tibet time) a Tibetan man has self-immolated near the Labrang monastery in Sangchu county, Amdo, Eastern Tibet. This protest comes only two days after … [Continue reading]

Longest-serving political prisoner expected to be released next year

A Tibetan political prisoner who has spent 24 years in prison, is expected to be released next year if the prison authorities conclude that he has exhibited "good behavior" during his imprisonment, according to information received by TCHRD. Lobsang … [Continue reading]