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US Renews Call on China to Respect Tibetans

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has renewed its call on the Chinese Government to respect the rights of Tibetans and all other Chinese citizens who peacefully express their desire for internationally recognized freedoms. The State Department urged Beijing Wednesday to resolve the underlying grievances of China’s Tibetan population, which have led to recent self-immolations of Buddhist monks. […]

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China Blasts Dalai Lama Over Self-Immolations

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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China is accusing the Dalai Lama of encouraging the self-immolation of Buddhist monks, an action it describes as terrorism in disguise. At a regular briefing Wednesday, foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu condemned the wave of immolations, which has seen nine Tibetan Buddhists burn themselves to death since March. The latest was a Buddhist nun who […]

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Rights Group Deplores Chinese Policies Against Tibetans

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A top human rights group says the news that a Tibetan Buddhist nun set herself on fire and died shows a “new level of desperation” against Chinese policies in the region. An Amnesty International official, Sam Zarifi, said Tuesday Chinese authorities should heed the demands of Tibetans to freely practice their religion and enjoy their […]

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Rights Group Deplores Chinese Policies Against Tibetans

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A top human rights group says the news that a Tibetan Buddhist nun set herself on fire and died shows a “new level of desperation” against Chinese policies in the region. An Amnesty International official, Sam Zarifi, said Tuesday Chinese authorities should heed the demands of Tibetans to freely practice their religion and enjoy their […]

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Tibetan Nun Self-Immolates in Anti-China Protest

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan Buddhist nun has set herself on fire in southwestern China to protest Chinese policies in the region. The Tibetan exile network, known as Free Tibet, reported that the nun, 20-year-old Tenzin Wangmo, died Monday after lighting herself on fire in Sichuan province near the border with Tibet. The London-based group said she was […]

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Activists: Chinese Police Arrest 7 Near Buddhist Protest Site

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Tibetan activists say Chinese police arrested seven Tibetans Sunday near a monastery in Sichuan province where a monk set himself on fire a day earlier to protest Chinese rule. The Tibet Express publication says the arrests occurred as protesters shouted slogans demanding greater freedom for Tibet and the unconditional return of the Dalai Lama, who […]

Tibetan Man Sets Himself on Fire

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Tibet activist group says a young Tibetan man set himself on fire Saturday to protest Chinese rule in the region. London-based Free Tibet said Sunday that 19-year-old Norbu Dathul – a former monk – set himself ablaze just before noon Saturday in the main market of Ngaba Town in eastern Tibet. The group said […]

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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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Indian Police Detain 13 Tibetan Protesters Outside Chinese Embassy

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian police have detained 13 Tibetan exiles who joined an anti-China protest outside the Chinese embassy in the capital, New Delhi. A group of Tibetan youths gathered outside the embassy Sunday, saying they were showing solidarity with at least seven China-based monks who have set themselves on fire this year to protest perceived religious repression […]

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