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Solo Tibetan protesters calling for Dalai Lama’s return sentenced to prison

Chinese authorities have intensified crackdown on solo Tibetan protesters as information from Tibet confirms the sentencing of two monks and detention of two others in Ngaba County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in Amdo Province. According to information received by Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Gedun Phuntsok and Lobsang Kelsang, both monks from the local Kirti Monastery, were sentenced to prison for carrying out peaceful solo protests calling for the return of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, and for freedom and equality for Tibetans. Gedun Phuntsok, 18, was sentenced to …

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TCHRD calls for immediate, unconditional release of chinese human rights lawyers

Against the backdrop of the legal reforms that took place in 2014 aiming to make courts less corrupt, there has been an unprecedented crackdown on human rights lawyers in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Approximately 120 lawyers, and more than 50 support staff, family members and activists, have been rounded up and arrested across the country since the morning of 9 July 2015. This recent crackdown has been remarkable in its speed, geographic extent and the number of people targeted, which include nearly all of the PRC’s civil rights lawyers. The US State Department has condemned these detentions, noting …

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Tibetan mother dies of self-immolation, denied proper cremation by Chinese authorities

A Tibetan mother of one has died after setting herself on fire in protest against Chinese rule in Dzamthang (Ch: Rangtang) County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. According to information received by TCHRD, Chuktso, 20, died after her self-immolation protest on 16 April near Jonang Monastery in Dzamthang County in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Sources said the burning protest took place at around 3 pm (local time).

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