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Tibetan activist writer released after four years in prison

“I hate lies and intrigues. The purpose of my life is to secure truth and justice” – Gyitsang Takmig Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) welcomes the release of Tibetan activist writer Kelsang Tsultrim aka Gyitsang Takmig who was unjustly sentenced to four years in prison for engaging in ‘separatist’ activities in 2011. TCHRD believes that the activist writer was punished for his peaceful resistance to destructive Chinese policies. His prison sentence represents yet another attempt at silencing individual Tibetans who speak truth to power and demand accountability from the Chinese government over its policy failure in Tibet.

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Tibetan father of two sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2009

Chinese authorities had sentenced three Tibetans including a father of two to varied prison terms five years ago in Sangchu (Ch: Xiahe) County in Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, according sources inside Tibet. The sentences were passed in 2009 in the aftermath of the 2008 uprising in Tibet, but due to the security clampdown and tightened control over information, their fate has remained unknown till today. Rigzin Tsering, 40, had been sentenced to 12 years in prison, while Nyingchak Gyal, 44, and Tashi Tsering, 33, had been sentenced to five and seven years in prison respectively. Rigzin …

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Burning protests continue against Chinese repression in Tibet

A monk from Mogri Sampheling Monastery, commonly known as Mogri Monastery died of self-immolation protest in Mogri Village of Samtsa Township in Luchu (Ch: Luqu) County in Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. According to reliable information received by TCHRD, Konchok Tenzin, 28, a monk from Mogri Monastery set himself on fire at around 7 pm (local time) on 26 March near his monastery and died. The burning protest took place at the main intersection called Den Lungdo located on the main road leading to the monastery.

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