Tibetan Monk Detained in First Ngaba Protest This Year Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Chinese police in Sichuan’s Ngaba county detained a Tibetan monk on Saturday after he launched a solo protest calling for freedom for Tibet in the first such protest reported in the county this year, sources said. Lobsang Tsultrim, a young monk belonging to Ngaba’s Kirti monastery, was taken..

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Tibetan Pilgrims Barred From Kirti Monastery by Chinese Police Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Tibetans traveling from northwest China’s Gansu province to attend a large religious gathering in neighboring Sichuan are being stopped at the border and told they may not proceed by car, sources in the region say. No reasons were given for blocking the pilgrims’ journey to Kirti monastery in..

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Dalai Lama: ‘I have no worries’ about Trump’s election Thursday, November 24th, 2016

ULAANBAATAR, (REUTERS): Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Wednesday he has “no worries” about Donald Trump’s election as US president, adding that he expects the businessman will align his future policies with global realities. The 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner’s remarks..

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Dalai Lama’s Visit To Mongolia Riles China Saturday, November 19th, 2016

BEIJING, (PTI): China today warned Mongolia of "serious repurcussions" to bilateral ties if it allowed the Dalai Lama to visit the country and allow the monk to engage in "separatist activities". The 81-year-old monk is due to start a four-day visit to predominantly Buddhist Mongolia this evening..

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A State Within a State: Tibetans in Nepal Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

High within a Himalayan valley, snow-capped peaks rising all around, the nation of Tibet is alive. Houses made from mud and wood crowd together in lines and in the paths that run between, Tibetan prayer flags blow in the wind. The phrase “tashi delek” echoes through the streets as neighbors..

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Tibetan Farm Women Protest Loss of Their Land Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Holding the Chinese national flag and carrying photos of Chinese national leaders, Tibetan farm women marched this week outside Tibet’s regional capital Lhasa to protest the confiscation by authorities of their farmland, sources in the region and in exile said. Over 100 women from Gachoe village..

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Tibetan Anti-Mine Protesters Assaulted, Beaten in Gansu Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Police in northwestern China’s Gansu province attacked a group of Tibetan villagers at the beginning of June after the Tibetans, residents of a township near a sacred mountain, protested the mining of gold at the site, according to a Tibetan exile source. The Tibetans had gathered at Khelpa..

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Tibetan Monk and Writer Sentenced to Prison Term Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Authorities in southwestern China’s Sichuan province have sentenced a Tibetan monk and writer to seven and a half years in prison on unspecified charges, but sources told RFA’s Tibetan service that he was sentenced for "sharing government secrets and attempting to divide the nation." Jo..

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Tibetan Monk Detained in New Solo Protest in Ngaba Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

A Tibetan monk enrolled in Sichuan’s restive Kirti monastery was taken into custody by police on Monday after staging a solo protest in nearby Ngaba town, sources in the region said. Lobsang Thubten, believed to be in his 20s, was detained shortly after launching his protest at about 3:30 p.m...

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Tibetan Protest Monk Released From Prison in Uncertain Health Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Authorities in western China’s Sichuan province have freed a senior Tibetan religious figure jailed since 2009 for resisting political reeducation campaigns at his monastery, returning him to his home in uncertain health, Tibetan sources say. Buruna Rinpoche, the spiritual teacher of a community..

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Tibetans Protest Dismissal From Their Jobs, Are Detained Monday, April 11th, 2016

At least ten Tibetan government workers were detained by authorities on Friday in northwestern China’s Gansu province when they protested the loss of their jobs amid allegations of corruption in the hiring of replacements, sources in the region and in exile said. The protesters were taken into..

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Tibetan Prisoner Released After Finishing Seven-Year Term Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Authorities in southwestern China’s Sichuan province have released a Tibetan man from prison after he served a seven-year sentence for activities opposing Beijing’s rule in Tibetan areas, sources in the region said. Joleb Jigme, aged around 40, returned on March 21 to his home in Ngaba (in..

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Tibetans Vote For Sikyong to Head Exile Government Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Tibet’s diaspora chose a new political leader on Sunday as tens of thousands cast ballots for a government-in-exile. The Tibet Sun and Phayul.com reported on Monday that incumbent Lobsang Sangay has a substantial lead over parliamentary speaker Penpa Tsering in the race for Sikyong, or the top..

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Tibetan Self-Immolator’s Family ‘Pressured’ by Police Friday, March 4th, 2016

Authorities in southwestern China’s Sichuan province are pressuring the family of a Tibetan monk who burned himself to death on Monday to protest Chinese rule, ordering them to say the protester had died in a house fire, Tibetan sources in the region and in exile said. Kalsang Wangdu, a monk of..

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