China Rewards ‘Harmonious’ Monasteries, ‘Patriotic’ Monks, Nuns

The Chinese government has conferred awards on 'harmonious' monasteries and 'patriotic' monks and nuns at a ceremony held on 19 April 2012 in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Reporting on the award ceremony presided over by TAR Party … [Continue reading]

Tibetan school forcibly closed, teachers arrested

The government authorities in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) County have forcibly closed a locally-founded Tibetan school that has offered classes in Tibetan language and culture for the last 20 years at Khadrok village in Rongpo Tsa Lema Township in Kardze … [Continue reading]

Tibetans beaten, arrested for protesting official corruption

About 100 Tibetans were injured after they were beaten by security personnel from People's Armed Police (PAP) for protesting against the local government's move to reward and honor two corrupt officials in Adhue village in the upper part of Ngaba … [Continue reading]

Tibetan singer sentenced to 2 yrs’ imprisonment

Around 20 March 2012, a Tibetan singer was sentenced to two years imprisonment for singing songs calling for Tibetan unity and freedom by the Nangchen(Chinese: Nangqian) County court inYulshul (Chinese: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai … [Continue reading]

Monk official of Drango Monastery arrested

A learned Tibetan monk who is also a high-ranking official at Drango Monastery has been arrested by police officers from the Sichuan Province Public Security Bureau. Geshe Tenzin Pelsang of Drango Monastery was arrested on 2 April 2012 from his … [Continue reading]

China sentences Tibetan abbot to 2 yrs’ imprisonment

Khenpo Gyewala, a highly- revered abbot and respected scholar at Gyegyel Zogchen Monastery, has resurfaced after spending 20 days of incommunicado detention in police custody. Khenpo went 'missing' on 8 March 2012 in Zatoe (Ch: Zaduo) county in … [Continue reading]

China launches ‘Strike Hard’ campaign in Tibetan areas

Chinese authorities in Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, has issued a public notice 'encouraging' the general public to secretly report to the police any 'illegal' activities aimed at harming 'social stability' and … [Continue reading]

Twin self-immolation in Barkham County

Two Tibetan monks have set themselves on fire today at around 12.30 pm (Tibet Time) at Barkham (Chinese: Maerkang) County, the capital of Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (TAP) in Sichuan Province. Tenpa Dhargyal and Chime Palden … [Continue reading]

Another self-immolation death in Ngaba

A Tibetan monk has died after setting himself on fire yesterday at around 7.10 pm (Tibet Time) in the main street of Cha Township, Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) County, Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Region, Sichuan Province. The 20-yr-old monk, Sherab, shouted … [Continue reading]

[Updated] Twelve known Tibetans missing after Drango crackdown

More information has surfaced regarding the identities of 12 known Tibetans who disappeared after their arrests by Chinese security officers in the nomadic region of Drango (Ch: Luhuo) County in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, … [Continue reading]