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Chinese troops seal off Tibetan protest region

In response to the most vicious crackdown by Chinese forces since 2008, Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay has exhorted Tibetans not to celebrate Tibetan New Year, which falls on February 22, and called for a worldwide vigil. “I call on … Continue reading

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Tibetan writer ‘jailed’ over 2008 riot commentary

A Tibetan writer, Tashi Rabten, is reported to have been sentenced to four years in jail in south-west China. The International Campaign for Tibet, a US-based campaign group, says he was convicted of editing a banned magazine. Eastern Snow Mountain … Continue reading

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Tibetan Truckers Sidelined

Tibetan truck owners seeking work on road and railway projects in Tibet have been pushed aside in favor of drivers working for Chinese companies, sparking protests and clashes, Tibetan sources say. Chinese authorities responded by sending riot troops and police … Continue reading

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Kardze Protests Escalate

Protests against Chinese rule have escalated in a Tibetan-majority region of southwestern China this week with demonstrators braving beatings and detentions, Tibetan sources in the region and in exile said. Chinese authorities have also bolstered security amid the growing protests … Continue reading

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Tibetan monastery sealed off after self-immolation

BEIJING — A Tibetan Buddhist monastery in southwestern China remained sealed off by police on Thursday, local residents said, after a young monk set himself on fire and died, triggering protests there. Rights groups said the monk’s self-immolation on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Nepalese police crackdown on March 10 commemoration in Kathmandu

Nepalese riot police used “undue force” according to observers in Kathmandu yesterday (March 10) as Tibetans gathered to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of National Uprising Day. Hundreds of police in riot gear gathered around key Tibetan centers such as monasteries … Continue reading

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Tibetans persecuted for banned songs in latest strike hard campaign

More than 20 young Tibetans had been rounded up for downloading songs deemed to be “reactionary” during  a, winter “Strike Hard” campaign in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), reported Radio Free Asia online (RFA, Washington) Feb 25. The banned songs … Continue reading

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Protests Against China’s Rampant Mining in Shigatse Continue

The Chinese government has deployed a large number of riot police and security forces to clampdown on Tibetans who are protesting against its rampant exploitation of mineral resources in Shethongmon county in Shigatse. DHARAMSHALA: The monks from Lingka Monastery and … Continue reading

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3 Tibetan writers in Ngaba sentenced up to 4 years in prison

Dharamsala, January 4 – A Chinese court in Tibet’s Ngaba region have sentenced three Tibetans up to four years in prison for “inciting activities to split the nation.” The Ngaba Intermediate People’s Court announced on Thursday the verdict for the … Continue reading

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Tibetan monk gets 3 years prison in Machu

Dharamsala, December 21 – A Tibetan monk named Sungrab Gyatso, 34, of Mura monastery in Tibet’s Machu County has been sentenced to three years in prison on December 16, 2010. The Kanlho Intermediate People’s Court convicted Sungrab for allegedly leading … Continue reading

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