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Demolition of leading Tibetan Buddhist institute reveals no change in China’s policy of religious repression

The ongoing demolition of monastic dwellings and eviction of monks and nuns at Larung Gar Buddhist Institute, one of the leading centres for Buddhist scholarship and practice in Tibet, demonstrate that religious freedom remains a distant reality for religious believers in Tibet. Since 20 July, Chinese government-employed demolition squads have torn down more than half of the targeted 1000 monastic residences at Larung Gar Buddhist Institute in Serthar (Ch: Seda) County in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. The target will be achieved by the end of this year. The demolition order issued early this year also requires …

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China arrests Tibetan man who helped protect self-immolator’s body four years ago

An undated photo of Sangdhak Kyab

Chinese authorities recently arrested a Tibetan man because he helped to protect the body of a self-immolation protester from falling into the hands of the police four years ago in his hometown in Sangkhok Township in Labrang (Ch: Sangchu) County, Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) ‘Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture’ (‘TAP’), Gansu Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo.

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Two Tibetans imprisoned for singing songs about self-immolation released after 4 years

with friends Theurang, Buddha, Jangkho, Sangga and others in Meruma

Two Tibetan singers imprisoned for four years for releasing a music album were released on 3 October from Mianyang Prison and received a warm welcome from friends and well-wishers including former political prisoners in Meuruma Town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo.

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