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Tibetan New Year’s Celebrations Dampened by Standoff with China

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Ethnic Tibetans in western China observed the beginning of the Tibetan New Year Wednesday with subdued ceremonies, following a series of self-immolation protests against Chinese rule. In the weeks leading up to the scheduled festivities, China has clamped down on Tibetan activities, cutting off communication to and from the vast ethnic region and flooding flashpoint […]

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Tibetan New Year’s Celebrations Muffled by Chinese Crackdown

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Ethnic Tibetans in western China observed the beginning of the Tibetan New Year Wednesday with subdued ceremonies, following a series of self-immolation protests against Chinese rule. In the weeks leading up to the scheduled festivities, China has clamped down on Tibetan activities, cutting off communication to and from the vast ethnic region and flooding flashpoint […]

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Tibetans Play Down New Year Celebrations Amid Increased Security

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Tibetans in northwest China observed the beginning of the traditional new year Wednesday with subdued ceremonies, following a series of self-immolations and protests against Chinese rule. The Chinese government has tightened security and cut off communication with some of the restive areas in hopes of preventing an outbreak of protests at the new year. The […]

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Another Tibetan Burns Himself to Death in China

Posted February 19th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Another Tibetan has burned himself to death in China, even as Chinese authorities in Tibetan areas continue to crack down on anti-government activists ahead of this week’s celebration of the Tibetan New Year Tibetans living in exile in India tell VOA that another Tibetan set himself on fire Sunday at the Zamthang monastery in Ngaba. […]

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China’s Crackdown on Tibetan Acitivists Leads to Writer’s Arrest

Posted February 19th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Tibetan regions of southwestern China are continuing a recent crackdown against anti-Chinese government activists ahead of this week’s celebration of the Tibetan New Year and in advance of the March anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s flight into exile. News reports from Sichuan province say a Tibetan writer, identified as 33-year-old Gangkye Drubpa Kyab, […]

Another Tibetan Monk Reportedly Dies After Setting Himself on Fire

Posted February 18th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Another Tibetan monk has reportedly died after setting himself on fire in China’s Qinghai province. Radio Free Asia identified the monk as Tamchoe Sangpo who was protesting the presence of Chinese security forces at his monastery. His death is part of a series of self-immolations that have occurred recently in protest against Chinese rule over […]

HRW: China Detains Hundreds of Tibetans

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based rights group says Chinese authorities have detained hundreds of Tibetans who recently returned from India, where they received religious instruction from their exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. The New York-based Human Rights Watch said Friday it believes the detentions are the first since the 1970s in which ordinary Tibetans with valid visas […]

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HRW: China Detains Hundreds of Tibetans

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based rights group says Chinese authorities have detained hundreds of Tibetans who went to India to receive religious instruction from the Dalai Lama. Human Rights Watch said in a statement that this is the first known instance since the late 1970s in which Chinese authorities have detained normal Tibetans in large numbers to force […]

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Reports: Tibetan Monk Sets Himself on Fire in China

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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An 19-year-old Tibetan Buddhist monk set himself on fire Monday in China’s troubled southwestern Sichuan province. Tibetans in exile said Lobsang Gyatso shouted slogans of protest against the Chinese government before burning himself at about 2 p.m. local time. Reports say Chinese security forces moved in quickly to extinguish the flames and took the teenager […]

Tibetan Nun Dies from Self-Immolation in China

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An 18-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun set herself on fire late Saturday in China’s troubled southwestern Sichuan province, and later died of her injuries. An activist group, Free Tibet, issued a statement Sunday identifying the nun as Tenzin Choedon, who shouted slogans of protest against the Chinese government before setting herself on fire. Tibetan activists said […]

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