Tibetan man dies of self-immolation protest, family members detained for demanding return of body

A Tibetan man named Tashi Rabten, 31, died of self-immolation protest yesterday at around 6.15 pm local time in Machu (Ch: Maqu) County, Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. 

Tibetan monk sentenced to 6 years in prison for sharing information online

A Tibetan monk was sentenced last month for sharing information and images about events in Tibet with outsiders in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture (TAP), Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo.

Former Tibetan village leader jailed for ‘inciting secession’ released after four years

A former Tibetan village leader was released early this month after serving four years in prison. Akhu Gyatak (Ch: Gyadehor), in his mid-60s, returned to his home, accompanied by local security officers in Dowa (Ch: Duowa) Township in Rebkong (Ch: Tongren) County in Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai […]

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 […]

Tibetan mother jailed in connection with self-immolation released in poor physical and mental condition

Last Sunday, Chinese authorities released a Tibetan woman in poor health after she completed a three-year prison term for allegedly inciting a self-immolation protest in her hometown in Ngaba (Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo.

China extends Tibet surveillance program for sixth year in row

China has extended a highly intrusive surveillance program for the sixth year in row in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). The program involves sending tens of thousands of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and government cadres to thousands of villages, religious institutions and neighbourhood committees across TAR to monitor and surveil local […]

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 […]

Impoverished Tibetans protest forced relocation and deprivation of livelihood amid increased Chinese land expropriation

A growing number of rural Tibetans are increasingly deprived of their means of livelihood and pushed into poverty as Chinese government pursues an aggressive development policy that ignores basic livelihood needs and security of rural communities located mostly in remote, resource-rich yet ecologically fragile regions in Tibet.

Cousin of Tibetan self-immolator released in poor health after four years in prison

On 12 November, a Tibetan monk named Lobsang Sangyal was released from Mianyang prison near the provincial capital of Chengdu, Sichuan Province in People’s Republic of China. Lobsang Sangyal was a monk at Kirti Monastery in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Chinese […]

Senior Tibetan monk imprisoned for exposing Chinese torture methods released after five years

A senior Tibetan monk who spoke on camera about how he was tortured in detention by Chinese police was released this week after serving five years’ imprisonment. Jigme Gyatso aka Jigme Guri, a former monastic official at Labrang Tashikyil Monastery, was released in the evening after dusk on 26 October […]