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Chinese authorities detain two Tibetan monks for sharing ‘illegal’ contents on social media

This week on Monday, Chinese authorities detained two monks from Tsang Monastery in Ba Dzong or Gepasumdo (Ch: Tongde) County in Tsolho (Ch: Hainan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province for posting sensitive pictures and articles on the popular Chinese messaging app WeChat. The County Public Security Bureau officers arbitrarily arrested Woechung Gyatso and another unidentified monk on 16 April from Tsang Dhondup Rabten Ling Monastery. Woechung Gyatso is still being held at an unknown detention center, while the other monk is believed to have been released after severe interrogation. Woechung Gyatso is a native of Dechen village in Yugan (Ch: …

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China issues vague and overbroad rules on internet censorship in Tibet

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has obtained a copy of a Chinese government document that announces the implementation of vague and broadly defined rules on internet censorship in Tibet. Issued for public notice by the Machu (Ch: Maqu) County Public Security Bureau (PSB) located in Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, the document in Tibetan contains a list of instructions to online chat group administrators and owners of public online accounts on how to conduct self-censorship. The notice, that took effect on 8 October, contains rules that are local version of two new regulations …

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