Tibetan monk detained for peaceful solo protest, restrictions intensified in ...

Chinese security forces have detained yet another Tibetan Buddhist monk from Kirti Monastery today on 9 September 2015, for protesting Chinese rule in Tibet, according to information received by TCHRD. Jampel Gyatso, 21, was detained at around midday local time after protesting peacefully on the highway of Ngaba County town, […]

Tibetan mother disappeared for peacefully protesting against government repre...

Chinese police have arbitrarily detained a young Tibetan mother for protesting peacefully with a portrait of the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in her hand in Tibetan province of Amdo. The woman has been identified as 22-year-old Wangmo from Village no. 3 of Meuruma (Ch: Mai’erma) Township located in Ngaba […]

Two young monks sentenced to prison for staging peaceful protests in Tibet

Two young Tibetan monks from Kirti Monastery were convicted and sentenced by the Intermediate People’s Court in Barkham (Ch: Ma’erkang) in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, for “protesting the Chinese nation”. Both monks had independently staged solo protests.

Preview of Ancestors’ Tomb: ‘Kirti Monastery has become like a Leprosy Patient’

Mar Jang-nyug (pseudonym) is a Tibetan writer born and brought up in Marong village of Ngaba in the Tibetan province of Amdo. He represents in many ways the number of young University-educated Tibetans, schooled in the Chinese system, a system that Mar Jang-nyug rips apart in a stinging collection of […]

China appropriates Tibetan farmlands in the name of hydropower projects

A major land grab by Chinese authorities is being reported by local sources in Muge area in Sungchu (Ch: Songpan) County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. According to local accounts along with some photographs received by TCHRD, the […]

Two Tibetan monks die of self-immolation protest

Despite extreme measures implemented by the Chinese authorities to crack down on self-immolation protests, burning protests in Tibet continue unabated as two more Tibetans died yesterday after setting themselves on fire on the eve of the 24th birthday of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, Tibet’s XIth Panchen Lama, one of the most […]

Tibetan mother dies of self-immolation, denied proper cremation by Chinese authorities

A Tibetan mother of one has died after setting herself on fire in protest against Chinese rule in Dzamthang (Ch: Rangtang) County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. According to information received by TCHRD, Chuktso, 20, died after her self-immolation protest on 16 April near […]

Monk dies of self-immolation on protest anniversary

A Tibetan monk from the besieged Kirti Monastery died of self-immolation protest on 16 March in Ngaba County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. 16 March 2013 was the fifth anniversary of the 2008 protest in Ngaba in which many local people were killed by […]

Tibetans sentenced for ‘murder’ at show trial to discredit self-immolation protests

In the backdrop of relentless crackdown on self-immolation protests including arbitrary arrests, detention, intimidation, monetary inducements and long prison terms, the Chinese authorities have sentenced two Tibetans on “intentional homicide” charges, one was given suspended death sentence while the other received 10-yr prison term for “inciting” and “coercing” eight people […]

Two More Kirti Monks Arrested

Chinese police have arrested two more monks; identified as Gyatso and Lobsang Gendun, from the Kirti monastery in Ngaba, Sichuan Province. Sources reported that on 21 November 2011, monk Gyatso was arrested and taken from his room by authorities. Gyatso, age around 42, is from the Ragtsa family in Mesip […]