Tibet

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.

China detains four Tibetans for refusing to sell land

DHARAMSALA, April 25: Chinese authorities have detained four Tibetans in Palyul County in eastern Tibet for refusing to sell their land for Chinese mining activities.

Four Tibetans arrested in Sog County

DHARAMSALA, April 16: Chinese authorities have arrested four Tibetan natives of restive Sog County in Nagchu Prefecture in Tibet Autonomous Region.

Tibetan man burns himself to death in eastern Tibet

Tibetan man burns himself to death in eastern Tibet

DHARAMSALA, April 16: A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in eastern Tibet in protest against continued Chinese rule in Tibet.