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Chinese propaganda booklet confirms absolute criminalization of peaceful expression in Tibet

  Chinese authorities have recently distributed copies of a political propaganda booklet that masquerades as legal education material in Tibetan monastic institutions located across Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. The 80-page bilingual booklet in Tibetan and Chinese is presented as a ‘legal text’ used to spread awareness among the Tibetan monastic population about specific criminal acts that are deemed separatist by the Chinese government. The subtext inherent to the booklet is one of intimidation and a veiled warning that these so-called crimes will be dealt with severely and punished.

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Photos of Tibetan youth self-immolators become available after 4 years

Lobsang Damchoe

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has received photographs of two Tibetan youths who died of self-immolation in 2012. For the past four years, Chinese government surveillance and restrictions on the self-immolators’ family and friends had made it impossible to get hold of their photographs and give them proper recognition. 

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Chinese police arbitrarily detain Tibetan monk to prevent self-immolation protest

Jampa Gelek (Photo: RFA)

  Chinese authorities have arbitrarily detained a 23-yr old Tibetan monk because he was suspected of planning to stage a self-immolation protest against the repressive policies in Tibet. Jampa Gelek, a monk from Tawu Nyitso Monastery, was detained by local Chinese police around 8:24 pm local time on 16 May 2016 while he was taking a walk in the park surrounding Namgyal Stupa in Tawu (Ch: Daofu) County in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham. At around 10 pm, a group of Chinese police ransacked his monastic residence and the same night …

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