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Chinese miners threaten Tibetans trying to save sacred mountain from uranium mining

Chinese authorities have used intimidation and threats of force to block attempts by local Tibetans to save a sacred mountain from uranium mining at Dringwa (Ch: Zhanwa) Township in Dzoege (Ch: Ruo’ergai) County, Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. According to reliable information received by TCHRD, on August 10 a mining team sent by the Chinese government proceeded to start mining at Drakzong, a sacred mountain in Dringwa. Just then a large number of Tibetans gathered at the site to stop the miners, with Tibetans explaining to the Chinese miners that it was inauspicious to mine …

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China detains yet another Tibetan woman for peaceful solitary protest

A Tibetan nomad woman was detained incommunicado last week for staging peaceful protest in Meuruma town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Woekar Kyi, a 23-year-old mother of one, staged a solo protest at about 3 pm on 15 August 2015, shouting slogans calling on the Chinese government to grant freedom to Tibet and allow Dalai Lama to return home. She also shouted, “The repression on us has gone beyond limit!” Information received by TCHRD confirms that Woekar Kyi was detained immediately by local police and taken to an unknown location. The …

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Chinese police employ savage beatings, repressive decree to force Tibetans to observe ‘Army Day’

Chinese authorities in two different Tibetan counties have used disproportionate force and violence as a punishment for Tibetans failing to properly organize the celebration of “Chinese Workers and Farmers Red Army Day”, which falls on 1 August and is observed annually in China as ‘Army Day’ or the founding anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). This year marked the 88th founding anniversary of the PLA. Tibetans in Kashung Township in Nangchen County, were severely beaten by the Chinese police for failing to organize the celebration in ways the government authorities had decreed. Local Tibetans have been beaten up so …

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