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Senior Tibetan doctor accused of writing about human rights and the Dalai Lama detained for the second time

On 27 February, a senior Tibetan monk and head of the Mura Monastery hospital was detained for the second time by Chinese police in Machu (Ch: Maqu) County in Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Khedup, 50, was taken into custody by the County Public Security Bureau (PSB) officers when collecting his personal belongings. These had been confiscated during his first arrest. The County PSB office summoned Khedup to pick up his mobile phone and other belongings and ordered the monk to come in layman clothing. He was later taken into custody …

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Tibetan mother jailed for protecting body of self-immolator released after four years

A Tibetan woman named Tsedup Kyi was welcomed home by family members and 200 other local Tibetans after her release in Choejema Township in Ngaba (Ch:Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Kyi, 32, was released from Mianyang Prison, located near Chengdu city, on 5 April after serving a four-year prison term. The news of her arrest did not reach the world community at the time due to heavy restrictions on communication in Tibet. Latest information received by TCHRD reveals that Kyi was imprisoned in connection with the self-immolation of Lobsang …

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Tibetan monk arrested for spearheading protest during 2008 uprising released after 10 years

A Tibetan monk jailed for spearheading a mass protest against Chinese rule during the 2008 uprising in Tibet was released after 10 years. Choktrin Gyatso, 44, was released at around 5 p.m local time on 15 April from a prison in Siling (Ch: Xining) city, capital of Qinghai Province. When he reached home from Xining, it was midnight. This was a calculated move on the part of the Chinese authorities to prevent local Tibetans from welcoming the monk and taking his photos. Verbal warnings were also issued by Chinese prison authorities that Gyatso and his family are not allowed to …

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