Tibet

Former political prisoner sentenced to 3 years for ‘inciting separatism’

Former political prisoner sentenced to 3 years for ‘inciting separatism’

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Feb 20: A Chinese court has sentenced a former Tibetan political prisoner who was held incommunicado since Dec 9, 2016 to three years, Dharamsala-based Tibetan advocacy group Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) sa

Jowo Shakyamuni’s statue intact after Jokhang Temple fire

Jowo Shakyamuni’s statue intact after Jokhang Temple fire

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Feb 20: The Holy statue of Jowo Shakyamuni is intact after a fire engulfed the Jokhang Temple; Tibet’s most sacred temple in Barkhor Square in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet earlier on the evening of Feb 17, a source from the region told  Tibet Express.

Missing former Tibetan political prisoner traced, locked in Chinese prison

Missing former Tibetan political prisoner traced, locked in Chinese prison

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Feb 7: Former Tibetan political prisoner Lodoe Gyatso, who was reported missing since Jan 28 from Lhasa, Tibet’s capital is in a Chinese prison in Sog County as feared by his family members.

Chinese hand suspected in disappearance of former Tibetan political prisoner from Lhasa after peaceful protest

Chinese hand suspected in disappearance of former Tibetan political prisoner from Lhasa after peaceful protest

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Feb 2: Former Tibetan political prisoner Lodoe Gyatso has disappeared after staging a peaceful protest in Lhasa, Tibet’s capital on Jan 28, less than two years after his release.

Tibetan Language advocate Tashi Wangchuk’s trial ends without verdict

Tibetan Language advocate Tashi Wangchuk’s trial ends without verdict

By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHARAMSALA, Dec 4: Tibetan language advocate, Tashi Wangchuk’s trial ended without a verdict earlier today in Jyekundo Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

China to try Tibetan Language advocate Tashi Wangchuk tomorrow for ‘inciting separatism’

China to try Tibetan Language advocate Tashi Wangchuk tomorrow for ‘inciting separatism’

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Jan 3: Chinese officials are planning to put Tashi Wangchuk, who advocates for broader Tibetan language education, on trial tomorrow for ‘inciting separatism’, a charge that could result in a sentence of up to 15 years in prison, The New York Times reported citing his lawyer.

Tibetan man self-immolates in Ngaba County in eastern Tibet

Tibetan man self-immolates in Ngaba County in eastern Tibet

By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHRAMSALA, Dec 25: A Tibetan man engulfed in fire in a video circulating on social media sites has been identified as Konpe and has passed away after his fiery protest.

FIFA launches women’s soccer development initiative campaign in Tibet

FIFA launches women’s soccer development initiative campaign in Tibet

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Dec 13: FIFA, the international governing body of football has launched its women’s soccer development initiative in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet.

63 year old Tibetan monk self-immolates in Chinese ruled Tibet

63 year old Tibetan monk self-immolates in Chinese ruled Tibet

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 30: A senior Tibetan monk has set himself on fire in Kardze county in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham few days ago in an apparent protest against China’s repressive rule in Tibet.

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Tibet

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Tibet

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 18: A shallow earthquake measuring 6.3 on Richter scale struck Nyingchi prefecture in the traditional Tibetan province of U-Tsang early morning today.