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China Closes Tibet to Tourists

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Travel operators say Chinese authorities have closed Tibet to foreign visitors and canceled visas for the region. The move comes days after two Tibetans set themselves on fire in the region to protest Chinese rule. No reason was given for the ban on foreign visitors with several Beijing based tour operators saying the restrictions could […]

Witnesses Report Massive Chinese Crackdown in Tibetan Capital

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A leading Tibetan exile group is reporting a massive security clampdown in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, as Chinese security forces push to control community life in the aftermath of two Tibetan self-immolations on Sunday. The Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy quotes witnesses as saying that scores — and perhaps hundreds — of people […]

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Mother of 3 Dies After Self-Immolating in Southwestern China

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Exile groups say a mother of three young children in a largely Tibetan area of southwestern China has died after setting herself on fire, in an apparent protest against Chinese rule. The protester, identified as a 33-year-old named Rikyo, died Wednesday in front of the Jonang Dzamthang monastery in a prefecture known by Tibetans as […]

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Mother of 3 Dies After Self-Immolating in Southwestern China

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Exile groups say a mother of three young children in a largely Tibetan area of southwestern China has died after setting herself on fire, in an apparent protest against Chinese rule. The protester, identified as a 33-year-old named Rikyo, died Wednesday in front of the Jonang Dzamthang monastery in a prefecture known by Tibetans as […]

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China Cracks Down Following Tibetan Immolations

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from Chinese-ruled Tibet say government forces have clamped tight controls on community life in Lhasa, after two young men set themselves on fire there Sunday afternoon, the first such incident to take place in the heavily guarded Tibetan capital. The reports said one of the protesters, a 19-year-old male, died at the scene outside […]

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Two Men Self-Immolate in Tibetan Capital

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Two young men have set themselves on fire in the Tibetan city of Lhasa Sunday afternoon, the first self-immolation protests to take place in the heavily guarded capital. Witnesses told VOA’s Tibetan Service that security forces with fire-fighting equipment arrived at the Jokhang temple quickly, extinguished the fires and took the two men away. China’s […]

Two Men Self-Immolate in Tibetan Capital

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Two young men have set themselves on fire in the Tibetan city of Lhasa Sunday afternoon, the first self-immolation protests to take place in the heavily guarded capital. Witnesses told VOA’s Tibetan Service that security forces with fire-fighting equipment arrived at the Jokhang temple quickly, extinguished the fires and took the two men away. China’s […]

Tibetan Exile Group Blasts Chinese Crackdown in Autonomous Region

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A leading Tibetan exile group says a crackdown by Chinese authorities in the Tibetan Autonomous Region is turning Buddhist monasteries and nunneries from places of worship into facilities dominated by the study of Chinese state propaganda. Jamphel Monlam, a top official in the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy, leveled the accusations in an […]

2 More Tibetans Self-Immolate in China

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Two more Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest China’s crackdown on rising Tibetan dissent in China’s Sichuan province. Sources with contacts in the region tell VOA the Tibetans, both in their 20s, set themselves ablaze near a monastery in the Sichuan provincial city known as Aba to Tibetans and Ngawa to ethnic Chinese. […]

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New Footage Depicts Self-Immolation in Tibet

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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A pro-Tibetan advocacy group says it has obtained video of one of the dozens of Tibetans who have set themselves on fire this year to protest against China’s repressive rule. The International Campaign for Tibet says the video shows the self-immolation of Losang Jamyang on the streets of the western Chinese city of Aba back […]

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