Tibet


Tibetan activist detained in Nepal for posing with Tibetan flag Thursday, March 29th, 2018

By Tenzin Dharpo, DHARAMSHALA, (PHAYUL): A Tibetan man was reportedly detained for 10 days and threatened to be deported back to Tibet by Nepalese police for a photo he posted on Facebook in which he posed with Tibetan national flag near the Boudha stupa in Kathmandu earlier this month. A Tibetan..

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Tibetan Man Detained After Villagers Protest Chinese Mine Plans Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Chinese authorities in Tibet’s Driru county are moving ahead with plans to mine resources from a mountain sacred to local Tibetans after forcing area residents to agree to the project and taking one man into custody for refusing to approve, a local source says. The mountain, called Sertra..

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Tibetan Dies in Self-immolation in Sichuan’s Ngaba County Thursday, March 8th, 2018

A Tibetan man self-immolated on Wednesday in Sichuan’s Ngaba county in an apparent protest against Chinese rule and policies in the far-western region of China, a Tibetan source living abroad said. Tsekho Tukchak, set himself ablaze in Ngaba’s Meruma township at about 5 p.m. local time and..

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Report: Indian officials told to avoid Tibetan exile events Monday, March 5th, 2018

NEW DELHI (AP): India has told top officials to avoid events held by Tibet's exile government to celebrate the Dalai Lama's life in India, fearful of hurting relations with China, a newspaper reported Friday. Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha, India's top government bureaucrat, sent a directive to..

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China Orders Tibetan Pilgrims in India And Nepal to Return Home Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

A local government in China’s Sichuan Province issued a sudden order this month for Tibetan pilgrims in Bodha Gaya, India and Nepal to return home, forcing hundreds of travelers to cut short plans to attend teaching by their Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, sources in the region told..

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‘My Family’s Wishes Have Been Fulfilled.’ Sunday, December 31st, 2017

On Dec. 25, Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen arrived safely in San Francisco after escaping from Tibet, where he had been jailed for six years for producing a film, “Leaving Fear Behind,” documenting the harsh conditions of Tibetans’ lives under Chinese rule. On Dec. 28, RFA reporter Tashi..

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Tibetan Self-Immolator, a Former Kirti Monk, Dies of His Burns Thursday, December 28th, 2017

A Tibetan man who set himself on fire and died on Saturday in western China’s Sichuan province has been identified as a husband and former Kirti monastery monk who opposed Beijing’s rule in Tibetan areas of China, Tibetan exile sources say. Konpe, aged about 30, set himself ablaze at around..

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Tibetan monk kills self in China Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

BEIJING, (AFP): A 63-year-old Tibetan monk has self-immolated in southwest China in protest against Beijing’s presence in Tibet, campaigners said, the fifth person to do so this year. Tenga, a popular monk and volunteer teacher of village children, died after setting himself ablaze on Sunday in..

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Tibetan Traders, Goods Blocked at Border Crossing With Nepal Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Tibetan businessmen traveling to Nepal from southern Tibet’s Kyirong county are being stopped at the border for lengthy document checks, while Chinese tourists and traders are allowed to pass through without scrutiny, a source working on the border says. Foodstuffs and other goods coming in from..

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Seven Tibetans Detained in Tsolho Over Resale of Gasoline Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Public security officers in northwestern China ‘s Qinghai province have begun to restrict the unauthorized resale of gasoline by Tibetan villagers, recently detaining five men and two women in a police sweep and threatening further arrests, Tibetan sources say. Taken into custody were villagers..

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Tibetan Teenager Stages Self-Immolation Protest in Gansu Monday, May 8th, 2017

A 16-year-old student in a Tibetan region of Gansu staged a self-immolation protest on May 2 against Chinese rule, RFA's Tibetan service has learned. A source inside Tibet said Chagdor Kyab from Bora Township, in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Amdo, set himself on fire near Bora..

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