Tibetans beaten and detained for protesting against mining at sacred hill

Tibetans beaten and detained for protesting against mining at sacred hill

DHARAMSALA, July 3: Chinese authorities in Dechen County in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham have detained at least nine Tibetans and severely beaten several others, including women on July 1 for protesting against Chinese mining activity at hill considered sacred by the local Tibetans.

Jangtse Donkho(L) and Buddha(R) shortly after their release.

Two Tibetan writers released after serving four years

DHARAMSALA, June 21: Two Tibetan writers jailed for four years for writing articles described by the Chinese government as “reactionary” and “endangering state security” were released from Mianyang prison on June 20 after completing their prison term.

Chinese official shot dead in eastern Tibet

Chinese official shot dead in eastern Tibet

DHARAMSALA, June 19: An official in charge of preserving stability in Ngagrong county in Kardze Prefecture in former Kham province of Tibet was shot dead while returning from an assignment in the mountainous area of the prefecture, the official China News Service reported June 18.

Tibetan singer Gepey (Photo: Free Tibet)

China releases Tibetan singer Gepey

DHARAMSALA, June 18: Chinese authorities in former Amdo Province of Tibet on June 13 released a popular Tibetan singer arrested last month for asserting Tibetan cultural and language rights in his songs and a Tibetan monk imprisoned for three years for raising slogans calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet.

Youdrum in an undated photo

Tibetan political prisoner released after 2 years’ imprisonment; writes declaration upon release

DHARAMSALA, June 17: Tibetan natives of Goetsa village in Serta county in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham gave a grand welcome to Tibetan political prisoner, Youdrum as he returned home after his release from prison on June 12, 2014.

Dhondup Wangchen upon his release. (Photo: Filming for Tibet)

Dhondup Wangchen released after serving six-year sentence

DHARAMSALA, June 6: Dhondup Wangchen, the self-taught Tibetan filmmaker-activist who made the documentary film “Leaving Fear Behind” was released on June 5 after serving a six-year sentence, a statement by Filming for Tibet (FFT), the Switzerland-based production house that produced the documentary said.

undated photo of Choeying Kalden

Poems that led to Tibetan monk’s disappearance become available

DHARAMSALA, May 16: Several poems written in Tibetan language by Choeying Kalden, a 20-yr-old Tibetan monk of Tsendhen monastery in Sog county in Nagchu region of traditional Kham province, who was arrested by Chinese officials on March 16 have now surfaced in exile. Choeying was arrested for circulating his writings challenging Chinese rule in Tibet among his friends as well […]

Tibetan man’s death leads to wider anti-mining protests

DHARAMSALA, MAY 12: A Tibetan man’s death after he jumped from a high government building in Tongbar Township in Tsawa Dzogang region in traditional Tibet’s Kham Province to protest against

A Tibetan monk offering traditional Tibetan scarf to Sonam Yarphel on his return home.

Tibetan political prisoner released early after serving over 6 years in jail

DHARAMSALA, May 9: A Tibetan political prisoner was released after serving over 6 years in Chinese prison in eastern Tibet. Sonam Yarphel, a native of Dhilyue Village in Chogri Township in Drango County in Sichuan’s Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (TAP) was released on May 7 after serving six years and one month in prison for sending information about Tibetan protests […]

Lobsang Tenpa in an undated photo.

Young monk arrested after solitary protest in Ngaba County

DHARAMSALA, April 28: A young Tibetan monk was arrested in restive Ngaba County in the traditional Tibetan Province of Amdo for carrying out a solitary protest against Chinese rule in Tibet.