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Senior Tibetan monk jailed for protesting arbitrary detention of his uncle released after 10 years

A senior Tibetan monk was released last Monday after he completed a ten-year prison term for leading a peaceful protest against the arbitrary detention of his uncle by Chinese security forces in Lithang (Ch: Litang) County in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham. Adruk Lopoe, 55, was released at around 11 pm local time on 21 August and reached his home in Yonru Kharshul Village in Ponkar Township in Lithang County, according to information provided by his relative Adruk Tseten who lives in India. There is no information available on his current …

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No ‘Golden Age’ for peaceful Tibetan protesters: Two more solo protesters beaten up and detained

Two Tibetan Buddhist monks have been detained by the local Chinese security forces for launching solo protests in separate incidents last week in the main streets of Ngaba County town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. TCHRD has received reliable information that the monks, Adrak, age 20, and Lobsang, age 22, were detained as soon as they began to protest and raise slogans for “Tibetan freedom” and “long life of the Dalai Lama” in the busy streets of Ngaba County town. Adrak and Lobsang belong to Kirti Monastery where …

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