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Peaceful Tibetan solo protester released after serving two years in juvenile prison

Lobsang Tenpa wearing khatas (Tibetan ceremonial scarves) in a photo taken outside the prison facility where he spent two years.

  Yesterday, on 5 May 2016, Lobsang Tenpa, a solo Tibetan protester was released from a juvenile prison facility located in Chengdu city, Sichuan Province. He served two years prison term for staging a peaceful solo protest against the repressive Chinese policies in Tibet. Lobsang Tenpa was 18 when he was detained on 26 April 2014 in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Before his detention, he had walked down the main road in Ngaba County town holding above his head a portrait of the Tibetan spiritual …

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China detains relative of Tibetan man who staged peaceful solo protest

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A Tibetan man named Tashi Dhondup was detained incommunicado last Saturday after he staged a peaceful solo protest in Dzoege (Ch: Ruoergai) County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. According to information received by TCHRD, on 19 December Tashi Dhondup, whose age remains unknown, walked up the main street of Dzoege County town, holding a huge portrait of the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and wearing a Tibetan Buddhist flag. Video footage shows him walking briskly on the side of the main street, with the portrait of the Dalai Lama held high over his head, …

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China detains yet another peaceful solo protesters in troubled Ngaba

Chinese security forces have detained another lone Tibetan protestor in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Tashi, 31, a layman, was detained immediately in Ngaba County town after he lodged a peaceful protest calling for Tibet’s freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama on 26 October 2015. “Carrying a portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tashi walked on the main street of Ngaba County town and raised slogans calling for Tibet’s freedom and return of the Dalai Lama. However, he was immediately detained and taken away by the security forces,” a …

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