Prominent former political prisoner Tsegon Gyal sentenced to three years on c...

A prominent former political prisoner who had been detained incommunicado more than a year ago was sentenced to three years on the charge of ‘inciting separatism’ early last month in Tsojang (Ch: Haibei) ‘Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture’ (TAP), Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo.

Tibetan monk released after 5 years of imprisonment

A Tibetan monk who is also a songwriter was released from prison last month after completing a five-year prison term and returned to his hometown in Tridu (Ch: Chenduo) County in Kyegudo (Ch: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham. Lobsang Jinpa, 35, was sentenced on 23 […]

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.

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 […]

China sentences four peaceful Tibetan protesters for inciting separatism

Four Tibetan monks who had called for freedom, human rights and the long life of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama were recently sentenced to prison on charges of inciting separatism. The monks had held peaceful solo protests late last year in separate incidents by holding aloft […]

Tibetan writer sentenced to 7.5 years after more than a year of secret detention

  Chinese authorities have sentenced yet another Tibetan writer to prison for seven years and six months after holding him incommunicado for more than a year. Lobsang Jamyang (Pen-name: Lomik), a prolific and courageous writer who is also a monk from the local Kirti Monastery was sentenced on charges of “leaking […]

Peaceful Tibetan solo protester released after serving two years in juvenile prison

  Yesterday, on 5 May 2016, Lobsang Tenpa, a solo Tibetan protester was released from a juvenile prison facility located in Chengdu city, Sichuan Province. He served two years prison term for staging a peaceful solo protest against the repressive Chinese policies in Tibet. Lobsang Tenpa was 18 when he […]

Monk imprisoned for hoisting Tibetan national flag released after four years imprisonment

A Tibetan monk has been released after serving four years in prison for hoisting Tibetan national flag and distributing leaflets in Wonpo (Ch: Wenbo) Township in Sershul (Ch: Shiqu) County, Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province.

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.

Two Tibetans receive harsh prison sentences for online anti-fur campaign

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) translated a copy (below) of the verdict of Jamyang Wangtso, a 32-year old monk and Namgyal Wangchuk, a 43-year old monk, both from Wuran Village. The verdict was translated from a Chinese government website and can be accessed here. Due to […]