The Critical Situation of Tibet: A TCHRD Statement

“Freedom in Tibet.” “We want Human Rights.” “We want Religious Freedom.” “Return of the Dalai Lama in Tibet.” With folded hands in supplicatory gestures, these slogans were raised in recent protests against the Chinese government. A few also demanded independence. Unfortunately, a series of self-immolation incidents that have occurred in […]

Another Self-Immolation; Serious Concerns about Increased Incidents

We have confirmed reports from Tibet that at around 11:50 this morning (15 October 2011) one more unfortunate incident of self-immolation occurred in the Ngaba region. This is the eighth incidence of self-immolation in Tibet this year. Norbu Damdul, who is around 19 years of age, set himself on fire […]

Urgent Appeal to Nepal Govt, Hand over Tibetans to UNHCR

On 11 September 2011, 20 Tibetan refugees were arrested by Nepal police for illegally entering Nepal. The 20 Tibetan escapees included 15 boys and 5 girls, mostly teenagers. They were arrested for illegally trying to enter Delhi via Bajura-Kathmandu route and were held in Bajura, at the district police office. […]

Three Tibetan monks sentenced to ‘Re-education Through Labour’, China tries to dissuade Kirti monks with money

Around 10 September 2011, three Kirti monks were sentenced to 2- 3 years’ of ‘Re-education Through Labour’ by the Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Prefecture Public Security Bureau (PSB). The three monks: Lobsang Dhargye, Tsekho and Dorjee were all arrested around 12 April 2011 on suspicion related to the 16 March 2011 […]

Tibetan man sentenced to 3 yrs in Kardze

On around 20 August 2011, Samphel Dhondup of Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) County was sentenced to three years imprisonment by a Kandze court, according to information received by TCHRD. On 10 July, Samphel along with Lobsang Phuntsok and Lobsang Lhundup were arrested at around 4 o’clock in the evening (Tibet local […]

Longest Serving Tibetan Prisoner In Serious Health Condition

Lobsang Tenzin, the longest serving known Tibetan political prisoner who is currently imprisoned in Chushur Prison in the western part of Lhasa, is said to be in serious health condition. According to reliable sources,

China sentences two more monks in immolation case

On 30 August 2011, around noon time, a court in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Prefecture sentenced two Tibetan monks to lengthy prison terms in regard to the immolation case of fellow Kirti monk Phuntsog. The two monks belong to the Kirti Monastery, Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Prefecture. Monk Tsering Tamding and Tenzin […]

Tibetan monk sentenced to 11 yrs term in immolation case

A Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Prefecture Court today sentenced Tsundue (Ch: Drungdru), a Tibetan monk, to 11 years imprisonment term charging him of ‘intentional homicide’ for hiding Phuntsog and preventing him from getting medical treatment after he set himself on fire, State news agency Xinhua reported on 29 August 2011. On […]

Tibet’s highest ranking Chinese official Zhang Qingli replaced

On 25 August 2011, China replaced Zhang Qingli, the region’s highest ranking official, the Party Secretary of TAR (Tibetan Autonomous Region). The CPC Central Committee announced the appointment of Chen Quanguo in the seat of Tibet’s hard-line party boss Zhang. Zhang Qingli, Chen Quanguo’s predecessor, will be moved to another […]

Updated: Monk Jigme Guri arrested fo third time

Latest information from reliable source reveals more details of monk Jigme Guri’s arrest. On 19 August, Jigme was invited to Tsoe city for a festival where other popular Tibetans, like singer Sherten, were also invited. When he did not turn up for the event, his two students went in search […]