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Tibetan nomad dies of self-immolation protest ahead of sensitive political anniversary

A Tibetan man named Tsekho died of self-immolation protest in the nomadic town of Meruma (Ch: Maierma) in Ngaba (Ch:Aba) County, Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. According to information confirmed by TCHRD, Tsekho aka Tsekho Tugchak, 44, set his body on fire at around 3.30 pm local time on 7 March to protest against China’s repressive policies in Tibet. The father of two died within minutes at the protest site. It is not known what slogans Tsekho raised during the time of his self-immolation. His self-immolation occurred three days before the …

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Former Tibetan political prisoner released after 21 years detained for second time for staging defiant protest in front of Potala Palace

A prominent former Tibetan political prisoner named Lodoe Gyatso was detained late last month for carrying out a lone protest against Chinese government in Lhasa. He has since been handed over to the Sog (Ch: Suo) County Public Security Bureau (PSB) in Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). This is Lodoe Gyatso’s second detention following his release from prison after 21 years in 2013.

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