Tibetans Protest Against China’s Dam Project and Enforced Relocation in Kham Derge

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 15 Feb: Several hundred Tibetans from Derge in the Traditional Tibetan province of Kham gathered in front of Derge County’s administrative building on 14 February to protest against China’s planned construction of a hydropower project in the area. The Tibetans appealed to the authorities to cease the project and rescind its announcement calling for Tibetans in the area to relocate, clearing the land for the dam project.

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Chinese Authorities Intensify Crackdown on Tibetan Children’s Education and Religious Freedom Over Winter Break

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 10 Jan: Chinese authorities are conducting door-to-door inspections to enforce a ban on Tibetan children participating in private classes and engaging in religious activities during the winter break, as reported by Radio Free Asia on Tuesday, citing three sources within Tibet.

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Lhakdor Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison; His Whereabouts Remain Unknown Seven Years On

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 2 Jan: Chinese authorities have sentenced a Tibetan man named Lhakdor to 11 years in prison for allegedly spreading rumours about Tibet’s independence, as reported by Tibet Times. The charges and imprisonment reportedly took place in July 2016. However, due to a lack of access under strict Chinese control and surveillance inside Tibet, the news has only recently surfaced.

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Chinese Authorities Free Gonpo Kyi  After Recent Arrest

DHARAMSALA, 22 Dec: Gonmo Kyi (Gonpo Kyi), the sister of imprisoned Tibetan businessman and philanthropist Dorjee Tashi, has been released by Chinese authorities in Lhasa, Tibet Watch said.
Citing a reliable source, the research partner of the London-based advocacy group Free Tibet reported that Chinese police authorities in Lhasa released Gonpo Kyi on Thursday, four days after the release of her husband Choekyong. Tibet Watch stated they don’t have any additional information other than her release, as the couple’s family members and relatives are under heightened surveillance.

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