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Tibetan man detained incommunicado after staging a peaceful protest

Chinese security forces detained and disappeared a Tibetan man on 27 November 2015 for carrying out a peaceful protest calling for freedom and long life for the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Twenty-nine years old Sangay was immediately arrested after he protested against the Chinese government at Kardze County town, calling for Tibet’s freedom and long life of the Dalai Lama. In the video footage circulating on social media sites, Sangay is seen walking along the main road of the county town, shouting slogans and throwing lungta leaflets in the air …

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Document Exposes Intensification of State-sanctioned Religious Repression in Troubled Tibetan County

Chinese authorities have intensified anti-religious campaigns by systematically converting Tibetan monastic institutions into Chinese government offices and the monastic population into Chinese Communist Party members in Diru (Ch: Biru) County in Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), in Kham province. These campaigns, implemented by the local County government and party through a new regulation, has severely curtailed the right to freedom of religion and belief of local Tibetans, particularly the monastics many of whom have been expelled and punished, as the authorities exercise absolute control over the functioning and administration over religious institutions. TCHRD recently obtained a copy …

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China detains yet another peaceful solo protesters in troubled Ngaba

Chinese security forces have detained another lone Tibetan protestor in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Tashi, 31, a layman, was detained immediately in Ngaba County town after he lodged a peaceful protest calling for Tibet’s freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama on 26 October 2015. “Carrying a portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tashi walked on the main street of Ngaba County town and raised slogans calling for Tibet’s freedom and return of the Dalai Lama. However, he was immediately detained and taken away by the security forces,” a …

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