24/02/2020

arbitrary detention

Tibetan monk’s account reveals torture and sexual abuse rampant in China’s ‘p...

A first-hand account written by a former detainee reveals the horror that goes on in the name of ‘legal education’ inside the secretive walls of ‘re-education centres’ established by Chinese authorities in Tibet. Written by a monk whose identity is kept anonymous for security reasons, the account validates anecdotal evidence […]

Chinese authorities detain father of Tibetan man who died of self-immolation ...

A Tibetan man succumbed to burn injuries early morning on 24 December after he committed self-immolation to protest repressive policies of the Chinese government in Tibet. Meanwhile Chinese authorities have detained the deceased’s father on unknown charges. Konpey, 30, carried out the self-immolation protest at around 6 pm on 23 […]

Release Tibetan monks from arbitrary detention: Sentencing is politically mot...

Earlier this month, Chinese authorities sent two monks, Gendun Dakpa and Lobsang Sherab, to prison for allegedly ‘sharing information with outsiders’ and ‘inciting separatism’ in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in Tibet’s Amdo Province. The monks were sentenced after almost a year of incommunicado detention […]

Special report on the 22nd Anniversary of the disappearance of Panchen Gedun ...

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of arbitrary detention of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedun Choekyi Nyima by the Chinese government. One of Tibet’s most important spiritual leaders, the Panchen Lama has not been seen or heard from since then. On 17 May 1995, the six-year old Gedun Choekyi Nyima and […]

Prominent former political prisoner Tsegon Gyal arbitrarily arrested, at risk of torture in incommunicado detention

Tsegon Gyal, 53, has been arbitrarily detained on unknown charges early this month by the local State Security Bureau officers in Tsojang (Ch: Haibei) ‘Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture’ (TAP) in Qinghai Province. His family members including his wife, daughter, and aging parents have not been allowed to meet him.

China detains recently-released Tibetan writer and his friend for ‘brainwashing class’

Tibetan writer and teacher Gangkye Drupa Kyab was detained again on 17 September, a day after his release from prison. He had served more than four years and a half for merely exercising his right to freedom of expression and thought. His friend, Samdup, who had been released on 19 […]

Tibetan man kills self in detention to avoid custodial torture

  A Tibetan man committed suicide after local police detained him in Markham (Ch: Mangkang) County in Chamdo (Ch: Changdu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region. Media reports quoting Tibetan sources reported the suicide death of Mr Tashi, 30, on 11 March 2016 at Tsangshul Detention Centre in Markham County. Tashi had […]

China detains yet another Tibetan woman for peaceful solitary protest

A Tibetan nomad woman was detained incommunicado last week for staging peaceful protest in Meuruma town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Woekar Kyi, a 23-year-old mother of one, staged a solo protest at about 3 pm on 15 August 2015, shouting […]

Tibetan monk disappeared while sister and nephew beaten up in detention

Last June, a Tibetan monk named Choki was detained and disappeared in Wal-shul, Serthar (Ch: Seda) County, Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Following Choki’s detention and subsequent disappearance, his sister Kyinzom and her son, Dakpa, were also detained for 15 days subjected to beatings; although they have […]

Senior Tibetan Buddhist scholar sentenced to 12 years in prison

A senior Tibetan monk has been sentenced to twelve years of rigorous imprisonment Diru (Ch: Biru) county, Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Venerable Tenzin Lhundup, an accomplished Buddhist scholar at Gom Gongsar Monastery in Lenchu(Ch: Liangqu) township of Diru County, was sentenced in May 2015, according to […]