Sad News, Another Death in Tibet
It has just been confirmed that 19 year-old Rigzim Dorjee, who self immolated on 8 Feb, has died. He passed away at 9pm on 21 February at Barkham hospital. His father and other relatives rented a place near the hospital after he was taken there but they were never allowed to see him or visit in the days that he was still alive. They were just told that he had died. On the 22nd they held a...
‘Essential’ gifts from China
Chinese authorities in Tibet have distributed more than a million flags and pictures of the four leaders of Communist China: Mao Zedong, Hu Jintao, Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin to monasteries and villages, as part of an intensified campaign to force Communist Party ideology on Tibetan communities/life. The campaign aims to deliver to monasteries ‘nine essentials’ including the Chinese flag,...
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China: Half of the journalists imprisoned are... →
The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) reports that more than half of the 27 journalists imprisoned in China are ethnic Tibetan or Uyghur.
Take action for Guri Jigme!
Here is a great opportunity to take action and make a difference in the free Tibet campaign. Please read and reblog. Fears are growing for the well-being of Lama Jigme Gyatso (also known as Guri), a senior monk from Labrang monastery, Gansu Province, who was detained for the fourth time in August 2011. He has been charged with splittist activties and is awaiting sentencing. Fourth...
Speech quotes from Nagaba's newly appointed...
The Beijing appointed, new Communist Party chief of Ngaba, has vowed to maintain stability in the region and strike severely at the activities of hostile forces. ”We must strictly prevent and severely strike at the activities of domestic and foreign hostile forces seeking to split, infiltrate and sabotage,” Liu Zuoming was quoted as saying by AFPin a speech he gave to local...
Tenzin Choeden died last Saturday in the name of Tibetan freedom. She was the eldest of four brothers and sisters. She followed the rules, spoke little, studied hard, and got excellent grades. She was smart as well as brave. She set herself on fire and died on Saturday at the age of 18. More than 20 Tibetans have now self-immolated in protest at the ongoing Chinese occupation. The...
BBC Video Tibetans set themselves alight in... →
BBC’s Beijing correspondent did an excellent piece on Tibet. It was aired on the BBC 10 o’clock news yesterday. It is currently the third most watched video on BBC website – it would be great if we could get it up to first place – as that will bring lots of people who do not know what is happening inside Tibet to the issue. If you haven’t already seen it pls do watch and...
10 Facts About Tibet
1. The invasion of Tibet began in 1949. Chinese occupation has resulted in the deaths of at least hundreds of thousands of Tibetans, the destruction of over 6,000 monasteries, nunneries and temples, and the imprisonment and torture of thousands of Tibetans. 2. The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s political and spiritual leader, fled Tibet in 1959 to Dharamsala, India, followed by over 100,000...
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Self-immolation and protests spread to new Tibetan prefecture A monk in his 30s set fire to himself on the main road of La Township, Tridu County, Jyekundo Autonomous Prefecture (Ch: Chenduo County, Yushu Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai) yesterday, 8 February, between 1 and 2pm local time (1). Eye-witnesses report that he was alive but in a serious condition when he taken away by security...