China Detains Tibetan Monk for Peaceful Protest Demanding Dalai Lama’s Return, Religious Freedom

By Tsering Choephel
DHARAMSALA, 9 March: The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), a Dharamsala-based Tibetan advocacy group, reported on Monday that a Tibetan monk from Ngaba County in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo was detained incommunicado by the Chinese authorities on 26 March after staging a lone protest calling for the “Return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet” and “Religious Freedom in Tibet.”

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TCHRD calls for immediate release of Tibetan Singer Gegjom, Urges China to Respect Human Rights

DHARAMSALA, 26 March: The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy(TCHRD) has called for the immediate release of Tibetan singer Gegjom from China’s unjust detention. The Dharamsala-based rights group has expressed deep concern about Gegjom’s safety, citing the routine mistreatment of Tibetan detainees in undisclosed facilities without access to legal processe

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Ludup, Another Political Prisoner Released In Debilitated Condition, Under Surveillance  

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 15 March: A Tibetan political prisoner named Ludup, 54 years old from Ngaba in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo was reportedly released from Chinese prison last month after serving a three-and-a-half year prison sentence for his participation in the 2008 Pan Tibetan uprising.

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Tibet Ranked ‘Least Free Place’ Once Again in Latest Freedom Index Report

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 2 March: Tibet, the country under the occupation of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is listed as “the least free place” in the world once again, scoring zero, the worst in eight years, in the watchdog group Freedom House’s latest global freedom index report released on 29 February.

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HRW Urges China: Release Detained Tibetans Amid Brutal Crackdown

DHARAMSALA, 29 Feb: The Human Rights Watch (HRW), a global rights watchdog, declared on Wednesday that Chinese authorities are particularly “brutal” in their response to protests by “Tibetans and other ethnic groups”, calling for the immediate release of hundreds of Tibetan monks and villagers who were detained for peacefully protesting the construction of a hydroelectric dam in Derge in Kham, Eastern Tibet, on the Dri Chu River.

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Amid Crackdown on Derge Dam Protest, China’s Leading Mining Company Gets Go-Ahead for Copper Mining Expansion in Tibet

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 28 Feb: Amid China’s brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in Derge, Tibet, mass arrests of Tibetans who staged peaceful protests against China’s hydroelectric dam project on the Drichu River, and the impending forced relocation, Beijing has now reportedly granted approval to Zijin Mining, a leading Chinese mining company, to proceed with its planned second-phase expansion of the Julong copper project. The mining site is located at the eastern lower mountain near the sacred Mount Kailash.

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