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China jails Tibetans for celebrating Dalai Lama’s birthday: Nine Tibetans get varying terms of 5 to 14 years

Chinese authorities have sentenced nine Tibetans to varying terms of six to 14 years in connection with the 80th birthday celebration of the Nobel Peace laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo.

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China extends Tibet surveillance program for sixth year in row

China has extended a highly intrusive surveillance program for the sixth year in row in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). The program involves sending tens of thousands of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and government cadres to thousands of villages, religious institutions and neighbourhood committees across TAR to monitor and surveil local Tibetans, organise anti-Dalai Lama themed political indoctrination campaigns, and entrench and expand the influence of the CCP in Tibet.

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