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Dalai Lama Questions Wisdom of Self-immolations

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has questioned the wisdom of self-immolation as a means of fighting China’s repression against Buddhist monks. The Dalai Lama told the BBC in an interview Friday that such actions require a lot of courage, but have little effect because the Chinese respond harder. He said courage alone is […]

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Burmese Monks Stage Protest Demanding Release of Prisoners

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Five Burmese monks staged a rare protest Tuesday in the city of Mandalay, drawing a crowd of supporters that numbered in the hundreds. Residents said the monks locked themselves into a pagoda in the city center and remained there for several hours, using banners and loudspeakers to voice their demands for the release of political […]

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Tibetan Leader Implores Buddhist Monks and Nuns to Stop Self-Immolation

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior Tibetan Buddhist leader is imploring monks and nuns to stop setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese repression. The Karmapa Lama said from exile in New Delhi Wednesday that Buddhism teaches that life is precious. He said there are few Tibetans and that every one is valuable to the Tibetan cause. Eleven nuns […]

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US Renews Calls On China to Respect Minority Rights

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has renewed its call on China to respect the rights of Tibetans and to address policies in Tibetan areas that have created tensions. A spokeswoman for the State Department, Victoria Nuland, told reporters Tuesday that the U.S. government is concerned about recent self-immolations of Tibetan monks, and the clear anger and frustration […]

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US Renews Calls On China to Respect Minority Rights

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has renewed its call on China to respect the rights of Tibetans and to address policies in Tibetan areas that have created tensions. A spokeswoman for the State Department, Victoria Nuland, told reporters Tuesday that the U.S. government is concerned about recent self-immolations of Tibetan monks, and the clear anger and frustration […]

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Two Tibetan Monks Self-Immolate in Anti-china Protest

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say two Tibetan monks in southwestern China have set themselves on fire, in an apparent anti-Beijing protest at a monastery where a young Tibetan Buddhist died after self-immolating earlier this year. The Tibetan exile network Free Tibet said the monks from the Kirti monastery called for religious freedom and shouted “long live the Dalai […]

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Two Monks Receive Long Jail Terms Amid US Concern

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese court has sentenced two Tibetan monks to long prison terms Tuesday in an unusual case that has prompted widespread international attention. The United States expressed concern over the 11-year term given another monk Monday. All three monks are accused of contributing to the death of 16-year-old Rigzin Phuntsog, who burned himself to death […]

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China Trying 3 Monks in Self-Immolation Case

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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China plans to try three Tibetan Buddhist monks for the death of a 16-year-old from their monastery who set himself on fire. Tibetan rights groups say 16-year-old Rigzin Phuntsog set himself on fire in March to protest Chinese policies. China’s state run news agency Xinhua said Friday the court in Aba in Sichuan province is […]

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China Rejects UN Criticism of Monk Arrests

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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China has rejected criticism from a United Nations human rights panel about the status of more than 300 Tibetan monks arrested earlier this year in Sichuan province, saying the detained monks are undergoing “legal education” under the local authorities. The U.N. Working group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances on Wednesday called on Beijing to disclose […]

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UN Presses China on Fate of Missing Monks

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations human rights investigators are calling on China to disclose the fate of more than 300 Tibetan Buddhist monks they say have been subjected to enforced disappearances after being taken into custody at a monastery in Sichuan province earlier this year. The U.N. Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances says the monks at […]

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