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Sarah Sewall and the Dalai Lama.

Senior US official to assess Tibetan refugee issues

DHARAMSALA, Nov 13: The US Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights and also the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues, Ms Sarah Sewall who is currently in Nepal as part of her eight-day visit to India and Nepal beginning Nov 9 is scheduled to visit Tibetan communities in both the countries.

An undated photo of Lobsang Tenpa.

2 young Tibetan Buddhist monks sentenced to up to 3 years in prison

DHARAMSALA, Nov 11: Lobsang Tenpa and Lobsang Gyatso, both monks of Kirti monastery in Amdo Province’s Ngaba area, who carried out lone protests on separate dates, have been sentenced to two and three years in prison respectively.

Students protest in Rebkong, Oct 19, 2010.
Photo: RFA

Tibetan students protest language prejudice in Amdo

DHARAMSALA, Nov 6: A group of Tibetan students on Nov 1 protested against the Chinese policy of making Chinese language rather than Tibetan language as the medium of instruction in Tibetan nomadic schools in Dzoege and neighbouring counties in Amdo’s Ngaba Prefecture (now incorporated into Sichuan Province).

An Undated photo of Dolma Tso.

Three Tibetans sentenced to up to 3 years in prison on murder charge in connection with self-immolation

DHRAMSALA, Nov 5: Three Tibetans have been sentenced to up to three years in prison on alleged ‘murder charge’ in Meruma, Ngaba County in Amdo Province (incorporated into present day Sichuan) in connection with a Tibetan man’s self-immolation last year in the same county, Gu-Chu-Sum Movement of Tibet, a Dharamsala-based Tibetan ex-political prisoners’ organization made the announcement at a press conference held here today.

Dr Emily Ting Yeh, Chair of Deparment of Geography, University of Colorado.

TPI holds conference on ‘Environment, Economy and Development of Tibet’

DHARAMSALA, Nov 4: The Tibet Policy Institute (TPI), a research centre of the Central Tibetan Administration today held a conference on the Environment, Economy and the Development of Tibet.

Nine prominent NGOs urge Obama to publicly call for prisoners’ release

DHARAMSALA, Nov 3: Nine leading non-governmental organizations have urged US President Barrack Obama to take up the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society as a barrier to bilateral relations during his upcoming visit to China.

China directs Nepal to strengthen restrictions on Tibetans with extra aid

China directs Nepal to strengthen restrictions on Tibetans with extra aid

DHARAMSALA, Oct 30: China has announced additional 20 million yuan in annual developmental aid to Nepal while asking the Nepalese government to curb ‘anti-China’ activities on Nepalese soil.

An undated photo of Tsangyang Gyatso

Chant master of Drilda monastery in Tibet’s Sog County sentenced to 12 years in prison

DHARAMSALA, Oct 28: A senior Tibetan monk of Drilda monastery in Sog County in Kham Province has been sentenced to twelve years in prison.

Jury and this year’s awardees of the snowlion. Also in this image: Chinese journalist Chang Ping who gave a key note speech, and ICT-Germany’s board chairman Prof. Jan Andersson. (Photo courtesy: Michael Rahn)

ICT Germany presents German journalists with ‘Snow Lion’ journalist award

DHARAMSALA, Oct 23: Several German journalists were awarded International Campaign for Tibet Germany’s ‘Snow Lion’ award which recognizes excellence in independent reporting on Tibet.

Dorjee Rinchen aka Dori in an undated photo.

Tibetan man arrested after solitary protest in eastern Tibet

DHARAMSALA, Oct 18: A young Tibetan man was arrested by Chinese police in Serta County in traditional Kham Province in eastern Tibet after he carried out a solitary protest against repressive Chinese rule in Tibet.