17/10/2019

Human Rights Update 1997

63-year-old arrested

Sixty-three-year-old Gonpo from Tsongyon region under Bayan county was arrested on December 25, 1996, by the Public Security Bureau and his detention was officially announced in January 1997. However, the term of his sentence and present whereabouts are unknown. Gonpo was reportedly arrested on charges of having contacts with the […]

Profile: Monk takes responsibility for Tibet booklet and is sentenced to 12 y...

In 1995 a young monk named Sonam Dhondup was arrested after Chinese officials found a booklet on Tibet and a Tibetan national flag in his room. His plans to distribute the booklets were never able to be fulfilled and Sonam Dhondup, attempting to take the full responsibilty plan and thus […]

Six years for Drayab monks

In Drayab Magon Monastery, monks have protested without success against recent decisions by Chinese officials to reduce by hundreds the number of monks allowed. Five monks who refused to accept “Re-education” principles requiring renouncement of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan independence have been arrested, four of whom are now serving […]

Prisoner’s appeal in vain

Tsewang, a 63 year old man from Shol Lhasa, has failed in his appeal to the “TAR” People’s High Court after being sentenced by the Lhasa City’s Intermediate People’s Court to five years imprisonment for “stealing state secrets and communicating with western splittist forces” in its verdict issued on 26 […]

Chadrel Rinpoche in secret prison cell

Chadrel Rinpoche, the abbot of Tashilhunpo Monastery and head of China’s Search Committee for the Reincarnation of the 11th Panchen Lama, has been on hunger strike since July this year, locked in a secret compound in Chuandong No 3 Prison in Dazu County in Eastern Sichuan, US monitoring group “Human […]

Six arrested prior to Hong Kong handover

Restrictions were imposed by the Lhasa Public Security Bureau from April of this year to ensure stability and security during the July 1 Hong Kong take-over and to prevent riots and pro-independence movements during the July 7 birthday ceremony of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (broadcast on VOA Tibetan service […]

Chinese Business

“I was working in an Amdo Restaurant in Dram, the Tibetan town at the border of Nepal. A few years ago there used to be lots of Tibetan businessman who owned shops and restaurants but recently many Chinese businessman have migrated to Dram and set up business there selling general […]

Woman fined for pregnancy

A Tibetan woman aged 19 years (name withheld) from Dingrae Dzong (county), Shigatse region, who arrived in Dharamsala on 2 September 1997, has reported the implementation of birth control policies in three rukhag (units) in the county and the growth of Chinese business and prostitution. Birth control policy: The source […]

63 year old arrested

Sixty three year old Gonpo from Tsongyon region under Bayan County was arrested on December 25, 1996, by the Public Security Bureau and his detention was officially announced in January 1997. However, the term of his sentence and present whereabouts are unknown. Gonpo was reportedly arrested on changes of having […]

Hermits forced to give up retreat

Hermits in Tibet are being forced to give up their religious retreats as they fall subject to Chinese “Re-education” sessions and “government taxes”. Kunchok Chodup, 42 years old, comes from Sangshu village in Gabde county under Golok Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (incorporated into Qinghai province). He joined Lungkya monastery at the […]