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China jails Tibetans for celebrating Dalai Lama’s birthday: Nine Tibetans get varying terms of 5 to 14 years

Chinese authorities have sentenced nine Tibetans to varying terms of six to 14 years in connection with the 80th birthday celebration of the Nobel Peace laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo.

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China restricts freedom of movement of Tibetans ahead of Dalai Lama’s teachings

Last week, Nepal police detained 41 Tibetan pilgrims at the Nepal-India border for travelling without valid documents. The Tibetans were apprehended at Dhangadi, 10 km from the India border while they were on their way to attend a major religious teaching in India. After being detained by the Nepal government authorities including the Department of Immigration for three days, they were released. Among them, 39 had travelled from Tibet on Chinese passports and two were India-based Tibetan refugees.

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

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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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