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TCHRD calls on Chinese government to stop mining at sacred mountain

Rampant open-pit mining activities conducted for more than a decade by the Chinese authorities at Tibet’s sacred Gong Ngon Lari Soul Mountain have faced renewed and sustained protests from local Tibetans living in Amchok (Ch: Amuqu) Township in Sangchu (Ch: Xiahe) County, Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. Thousands of Tibetans living in eight villages within Amchok Township are involved in the series of anti-mining protests that entered its sixth day on 5 June. To deter these protests, Chinese security forces including the police, armed police and the military have launched a violent crackdown on peaceful anti-mining protesters …

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Tibetan political prisoner released from prison after 21 years, detained again three years later

Chinese authorities have detained Lodoe Gyatso, a former Tibetan political prisoner who was released from prison three years ago after serving 21 years. Lodoe Gyatso was arbitrarily detained in Lhasa at around midnight local time on 14 May 2016 for unknown reasons. His family members and relatives have no information on the exact location of his detention.

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Chinese police arbitrarily detain Tibetan monk to prevent self-immolation protest

  Chinese authorities have arbitrarily detained a 23-yr old Tibetan monk because he was suspected of planning to stage a self-immolation protest against the repressive policies in Tibet. Jampa Gelek, a monk from Tawu Nyitso Monastery, was detained by local Chinese police around 8:24 pm local time on 16 May 2016 while he was taking a walk in the park surrounding Namgyal Stupa in Tawu (Ch: Daofu) County in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham. At around 10 pm, a group of Chinese police ransacked his monastic residence and the same night …

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