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Chinese government destroys evidence of Tibetan woman’s self-immolation

Sonam Tso (Credit: Radio Free Asia)

Chinese authorities have destroyed photographic and video evidence of a self-immolation protest staged by a 50-year-old Tibetan woman in Dzoege (Chinese: Ru’ergai) County located in present-day Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Sonam Tso, a mother of five children set herself on fire in March this year at the circumambulation path around Sera Monastery in Akyi Township in Dzoege County to protest the repressive policies implemented by Chinese government in Tibet.

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China detains family members after Tibetan non-violence activist dies of self-immolation

A Tibetan man known for his non-violence activism self-immolated on the early morning of 16 April 2015 in the courtyard of his house and died. The self-immolation was staged in Adue Gyade Village in Ngaba County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. According to reliable information received by TCHRD, the layman named Ney Kyab (also known as Damkar) 45, died of self-immolation to protest against China’s repressive policy in Tibet. “Before burning himself in protest, he arranged the portraits of the Dalai Lama, the Panchen Lama and his family …

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TCHRD condemns arbitrary detention of Tibetan writer Shokjang

Early this month, exile Tibetan media organizations reported the detention of Tibetan writer Shokjang aka Druk-lo in March this year. Shokjang’s detention was later confirmed when a Tibetan blogger named Jangda from Amdo shared a post on WeChat calling on the release of his writer friend: “My friend [Shok-jang] has not committed crime, bring him back.” According to information received by TCHRD, Shokjang was arrested on 19 March 2015, days after the 56th anniversary of the 10 March Tibetan National Uprising Day of 1959.

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