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]

Tibetans sentenced for protesting official corruption

A court in Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture has sentenced two Tibetans from Ngaba County earlier this month, after they refused to accept houses built with government aid, according to sources. On 2 June 2012, the Ngaba County People's Court … [Continue reading]

China admits challenges to human rights protection

On 11 June 2012, China announced its second National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP)1 for the years 2012 to 2015 saying it has a ‘long way to go before fully allowing people to enjoy human right.’ The new plan also highlighted religious freedom … [Continue reading]

Detentions reported after Lhasa immolations

An unspecified number of Tibetans have been detained following the twin self-immolation protests in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa. Two Tibetan men, both believed to be young, staged a joint self-immolation protest near Jhokhang Temple at Barkhor … [Continue reading]

Tibetan mother of three dies after self-immolation

Three days after the twin self-immolation in Lhasam a Tibetan woman died after setting herself on fire in Dzamthang (Chinese: Rangtang) County, Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. On 30 May 2012, Rikyo, … [Continue reading]

China confirms twin self-Immolation in Lhasa

Two Tibetans set themselves on fire in the afternoon of 27 May 2012 in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). The latest self-immolations, first in Lhasa and second in TAR, were confirmed today by Xinhua, the official Chinese news … [Continue reading]

Official Chinese notification bans Tibetan participation in religious activities

Chinese authorities in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have issued a notification banning members of the Party, cadres, government officials and even students from participating in religious activities such as the Sagadawa[i]. The notification, … [Continue reading]

China Demotes 6 Tibetan Officials in TAR

The Chinese authorities have demoted six officials of Tibetan descent from their high-ranking posts in Toelung Dechen (Chinese: Duiling Deqing) County in Lhasa Municipality, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Dawa Tsering, the Vice-Party Secretary of … [Continue reading]

China Re-launches ‘Legal Education’ Campaign in TAR

The Chinese authorities in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have re-launched a new wave of 'patriotic re-education' and 'legal education' campaigns targeted at Tibetan monastic institutions in the name of maintaining stability, enhancing unity, and … [Continue reading]

Father succumbs to shock over son’s arrest in Shigatse

A Tibetan man died of emotional shock after security officers arbitrarily arrested his son at Tretroh village in Dopay Township in Ngamring County of Shigatse (Chinese: Xigaze) Prefecture in Tibet Autonomous Region. According to information … [Continue reading]