Young Tibetan nomad sets himself on fire

Taking the toll of self-immolation protests to three in less than a week, one more Tibetan, a young Tibetan nomad, set himself on fire in Meruma township in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba), Sichuan Province this morning. “A 24-year old Tibetan man, Choepa … [Continue reading]

Tibetan self-immolator dies of burn injuries, family questioned

Ngawang Norphel, a lay Tibetan who self-immolated on 20 June 2012 passed away on 1 August 2012, more than one month after setting himself on fire, and his family is now being threatened and investigated by the Chinese authorities in … [Continue reading]

TAR Propaganda Chief Stresses Protecting Official Secrets in Tibet

  The propaganda chief of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Committee of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) has, in a speech at a seminar held on 11 July 2012 in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, emphasized the importance of 'strengthening the concept … [Continue reading]

Kirti monk ‘disappears’ after arrest in Ngaba

A monk at Kirti Monastery in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) Prefecture, Sichuan Province has 'disappeared' since his arbitrary arrest last month. Lobsang Tsering, aged 21, was arrested on 26 June 2012 at his monastery by the Public Security Bureau personnel … [Continue reading]

‘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]