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Illegal detention of Tibetan language activist underscores near-absolute Chinese state repression

Tashi Wangchuk (Credit: New York Times)

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) condemns the ongoing illegal detention of Tashi Wangchuk, 30, a Tibetan businessman who has been a vocal advocate for the preservation and promotion of Tibetan language education in Kyegudo (Ch: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham. According to a 10 March 2016 report by the New York Times , Tashi Wangchuk had been detained for 44 days since 27 January. Tashi’s family and relatives had contacted the local Public Security Bureau (PSB) office a number of times asking to see him but were denied permission. …

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China detains 10 former Tibetan nomads for protesting denial of welfare benefits

About 100 Tibetans stage a non-violent protest march to Nangchen County government office

  Chinese security forces have detained at least 10 Tibetan residents of Chumey Village in Nyakla Township in Nangchen (Ch: Nangqian) County, Yulshul (Ch: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, according to exile Tibetan sources. The arrests were made after Tibetans from the village staged a peaceful protest, calling for an equal distribution of welfare benefits provided by the government for Tibetan families. These government benefits, as the Nangchen County Economic Development Council announced recently, include projects to build new houses and provide scholarships to students in the village. However, about 100 Tibetans from Nangchen were refused the welfare benefits, …

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Tibetan singer held under tight security amid fears for failing health

A Tibetan singer serving a six-year prison sentence for singing songs with politically-charged lyrics has been found recently in poor health as he continues to be kept under tight security in a prison located in the outskirts of Siling (Ch: Xining) city, capital of Qinghai Province. Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has received information that Tibetan singer Lolo is held under tight security surveillance even after almost two and a half years’ of imprisonment. Lolo was first detained on 19 April 2012 for releasing a music album that contained songs with politically-charged lyrics such as the well-known “Raise the Tibetan flag, …

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