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US Deplores Violence in Tibetan Areas of China

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has expressed concern about reports of Chinese security forces shooting at Tibetan protesters, killing some and injuring others. In a statement issued Tuesday Undersecretary of State for Human Rights, Maria Otero, said reports of violence follow the immolation of four Tibetans earlier this month, bringing to 16 the total number of Tibetans […]

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More Deaths Reported in Fresh Tibetan Violence

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Norwegian-funded Tibetan exile group says five people have been killed in a second straight day of confrontations between Tibetans and security forces in China’s southwestern Sichuan province. Voice of Tibet radio says Tuesday’s deaths occurred at a marketplace in Seda (Tibetan: Serta) county, about 40 kilometers from the scene of a similar deadly confrontation […]

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China Criticizes ‘Hyped’ Reports of Tibetan Clashes

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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China on Tuesday accused foreign human rights organizations of exaggerating recent clashes between Tibetan demonstrators and police in southwestern China. Tibetan advocacy groups and witnesses said Monday that police in Sichuan province opened fire on several thousand unarmed Tibetan demonstrators in a county called Luhuo by China and Draggo by Tibetans. But foreign ministry spokesperson […]

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China Criticizes ‘Hyped’ Reports of Tibetan Clashes

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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China on Tuesday accused foreign human rights organizations of exaggerating recent clashes between Tibetan demonstrators and police in southwestern China. Tibetan advocacy groups and witnesses said Monday that police in Sichuan province opened fire on several thousand unarmed Tibetan demonstrators in a county called Luhuo by China and Draggo by Tibetans. But foreign ministry spokesperson […]

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Reports: Chinese Police Open Fire on Tibetan Protesters

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses and Tibetan advocacy groups say police in southwestern China opened fire on several thousand Tibetan demonstrators Monday, killing at least one person and wounding many others. An exiled monk who spoke by phone Monday with witnesses told VOA the confrontation took place in western Sichuan province . He said the wounded are being sheltered […]

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Reports: Chinese Police Open Fire on Tibetan Protesters

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses and a London-based exile group say police in southwestern China opened fire on several thousand Tibetan demonstrators Monday, killing at least one person and wounding many others. The rights group Free Tibet, which campaigns for Tibetan autonomy, quotes witnesses as saying the confrontation took place in western Sichuan province, at an intersection in a […]

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New Self-immolation in Tibet Leads to Clash in China

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from China say another Tibetan set himself on fire Saturday and police clashed with protesters who attempted to retrieve his burned body from the authorities. Tibetan groups in exile say the incident occurred near the restive Kirti monastery in Sichuan province. It was not immediately known if the Tibetan, who is thought to be […]

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China Warns Against US ‘Interference’ on Tibet Issue

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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China has warned the United States not to use religious incidents as a pretext to interfere in its domestic affairs, after Washington said it was “seriously concerned” that more Tibetans have set themselves on fire in China. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Monday the recent wave of self-immolations shows there is enormous anger […]

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US Seriously Concerned Over Tibetan Self-Immolations

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is “seriously concerned” that more Tibetans have set themselves on fire in China, and says the actions represent deep frustration with Chinese government restrictions. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Monday the self-immolations show there is enormous anger over severe Chinese restrictions on human rights and religious freedoms. She […]

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Another Tibetan Monk Dies After Setting Himself on Fire

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from Tibet say another Tibetan monk died Sunday after setting himself on fire in Dari county of Amdo region. The reports say that before 42-year-old Lama Sopa Tulku set himself ablaze, he said he was doing so to commemorate all the Tibetans who have died since 2009 for Tibet’s freedom and the return of […]

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