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Photos of Tibetan youth self-immolators become available after 4 years

Lobsang Damchoe

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has received photographs of two Tibetan youths who died of self-immolation in 2012. For the past four years, Chinese government surveillance and restrictions on the self-immolators’ family and friends had made it impossible to get hold of their photographs and give them proper recognition. 

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Chinese police arbitrarily detain Tibetan monk to prevent self-immolation protest

Jampa Gelek (Photo: RFA)

  Chinese authorities have arbitrarily detained a 23-yr old Tibetan monk because he was suspected of planning to stage a self-immolation protest against the repressive policies in Tibet. Jampa Gelek, a monk from Tawu Nyitso Monastery, was detained by local Chinese police around 8:24 pm local time on 16 May 2016 while he was taking a walk in the park surrounding Namgyal Stupa in Tawu (Ch: Daofu) County in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham. At around 10 pm, a group of Chinese police ransacked his monastic residence and the same night …

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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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