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Tibetan Self-immolation Protester Released after Five years in Chinese Prison

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Tibetan Self-immolation Protester Released after Five years in Chinese Prison

  A young Tibetan monk who was imprisoned to five years in prison following his self-immolation protest against the Chinese misrule in Tibet was released earlier this month. Lobsang Gyatso, 24, a monk belonging to Kirti Monastery in Ngaba, in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo was released on May 10 after completing his five year…

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Tibetan Monk Released after Three Years in Prison for Solo Protest

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Tibetan Monk Released after Three Years in Prison for Solo Protest

  A Tibetan monk imprisoned for staging a solitary protest was recently released after serving three years in Chinese prison. Lobsang Gyatso, a monk from Kirti Monastery in Ngaba in the Tibetan province of Amdo, was released and reached his family home on April 19 after serving his full prison term. Gyatso was arrested after…

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Prominent Tibetan Scholar in Exile Passes Away

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Prominent Tibetan Scholar in Exile Passes Away

  A prominent Tibetan intellectual and former secretary of the Department of Information and International Relation of the Central Tibetan Administration (Formerly known as Tibetan Government in Exile) who worked on the charter of the Tibetans-in-exile, passed away at his residence in New Delhi on Feb. 13, 2017. Kungo Narkyi Ngawang Dhondup was 86 years…

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Intimidation and Restrictions on the rise in Tibet

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Intimidation and Restrictions on the rise in Tibet

  As the Tibetan lunar calendar draws to the final days of yet another year, traditionally it’s a festive time for Tibetans everywhere with the fast approaching New Year or Losar in Tibetan and many religious ceremonies that Tibetans faithfully take part in to celebrate. However, nervousness surrounds the time this time in Tibetan areas…

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Violent Attack on Government building and officials in Xinjiang

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Violent Attack on Government building and officials in Xinjiang

  Five people were killed in an attack on government buildings in Moqu County, also known as Karakax County in restive Xinjiang Autonomous Region on Dec 29, 2016. Four knife wielding assailants were shot dead by police after they drove a car into the party offices and detonated an explosive and attacked government officials in…

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Tibetan Monk Held for Solo Protest Released

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Tibetan Monk Held for Solo Protest Released

A Tibetan monk imprisoned for a solo protest was released after spending more than two years in prison. Sonam Yarphel, a 24-year-old monk belonging to Mangge monastery in Kardze (in Chinese, Ganzi) prefecture was released at around 9:30 a.m. (local time) of Dec. 21, 2016. Sonam Yarphel was arrested by police about ten minutes after…

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Kirti Monk Sentenced to Six Years by Chinese Court

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Kirti Monk Sentenced to Six Years by Chinese Court

A Kirti monk was sentenced last month in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture (TAP), Sichuan Province, in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo under charges of ‘leaking state secrets’. Lobsang Sonam, 23, a monk from Ngaba’s Kirti Monastery was sentenced to six years in prison on 9 November by…

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Gu-Chu-Sum Celebrates World Human Rights Day

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Gu-Chu-Sum Celebrates World Human Rights Day

Gu-chu-sum Movement Association of Tibet Celebrated the 27th anniversary of awarding the Nobel Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and World Human Rights Day on the 10th December, 2016.   President Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar along with Board of executive member Sonam Dorji la and Human Rights researcher Phuntsok Tashi visited Sherab Gatseling (Tibetan Transit…

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A Tibetan Man Self-immolated in Machu County

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A Tibetan Man Self-immolated in Machu County

A Tibetan man staged a self-immolation protest on a street in Machu County, in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo (incorporated into China’s Gansu Province) on 8 December, 2016. According to a reliable source – Mr Jamyang Jinpa, an executive member of Gu-Chu-Sum Movement Association of Tibet in exile – the self-immolation protester is identified…

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Dolma Tso and Kunchok Lodoe reportedly released after 3 Years in Prison

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Dolma Tso and Kunchok Lodoe reportedly released after 3 Years in Prison

  A Tibetan woman and a man charged with helping a self-immolator in 2013 were released last night after three years in Chinese prison. Dolma Tso, 30 years old, mother of a 12 year old daughter and Kunchok Lodoe, charged with the same accusation, were released yesterday at around 8 pm (local time) after completing three years in prison…

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