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2017 Annual Report on Human Rights Situation in Tibet

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) released today the 2017 Annual Report on Human Rights situation in Tibet at a press conference held at the conference hall of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA). The 2017 Annual Report on the human rights situation in Tibet presents an analysis of major human rights abuses committed by Chinese authorities in 2017 and provides specific recommendations to the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on ending repressive policies and practices in Tibet. Key areas of concern the report highlights are mass surveillance and its repercussions on right …

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Chinese authorities detain two Tibetan monks for sharing ‘illegal’ contents on social media

This week on Monday, Chinese authorities detained two monks from Tsang Monastery in Ba Dzong or Gepasumdo (Ch: Tongde) County in Tsolho (Ch: Hainan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province for posting sensitive pictures and articles on the popular Chinese messaging app WeChat. The County Public Security Bureau officers arbitrarily arrested Woechung Gyatso and another unidentified monk on 16 April from Tsang Dhondup Rabten Ling Monastery. Woechung Gyatso is still being held at an unknown detention center, while the other monk is believed to have been released after severe interrogation. Woechung Gyatso is a native of Dechen village in Yugan (Ch: …

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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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