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Impoverished Tibetans protest forced relocation and deprivation of livelihood amid increased Chinese land expropriation

A growing number of rural Tibetans are increasingly deprived of their means of livelihood and pushed into poverty as Chinese government pursues an aggressive development policy that ignores basic livelihood needs and security of rural communities located mostly in remote, resource-rich yet ecologically fragile regions in Tibet.

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Cousin of Tibetan self-immolator released in poor health after four years in prison

On 12 November, a Tibetan monk named Lobsang Sangyal was released from Mianyang prison near the provincial capital of Chengdu, Sichuan Province in People’s Republic of China. Lobsang Sangyal was a monk at Kirti Monastery in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Chinese authorities restricted the monk’s family members from receiving him outside the prison. Compared to his pre-prison picture with the present, Lobsang Sangyal appears very weak and is said to suffer from memory loss, according to exile Tibetan sources. Previous information released by TCHRD indicates that the monk was detained soon …

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Senior Tibetan monk imprisoned for exposing Chinese torture methods released after five years

A senior Tibetan monk who spoke on camera about how he was tortured in detention by Chinese police was released this week after serving five years’ imprisonment. Jigme Gyatso aka Jigme Guri, a former monastic official at Labrang Tashikyil Monastery, was released in the evening after dusk on 26 October from the maximum security Lanzhou Prison located in Chengguan District of Lanzhou City, capital of Gansu Province.

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