The natural calamity that occurred Saturday afternoon around 4pm Beijing time has left over 6200 people homeless, and 2630 families “seriously affected.”
Lobsang Palden, 33, a monk of Bheri monastery, was arrested in June of 2008 and sentenced to a nine year prison term for holding a peaceful protest.
Jhada Nunnery, originally built in 1477, was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution and rebuilt in 1984 by the local nuns.
China has resettled over a million Tibetan nomads in ‘socialist villages’ and closed their grasslands for ‘nature reserves’ and ‘development’
A court in southwestern China has given out two and three year prison terms to three Tibetans for their alleged involvement in a self-immolation last year.
China regards the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader as a dangerous 'terrorist,' a charge the Dalai Lama rejects
The protest was apparently sparked by an official meeting on nationality and bilingual education policy in the area, where authorities reprimanded local officials for their failure to implement government education policy.
His arrest in March followed a series of arrests in connection with Tibet freedom slogans that had appeared on rocks and on the frozen rivers of the Sog region.
The abbot of Jahpa monastery in Nangchen County, was arrested on the night of December 6, 2013 in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province.
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Tibetan language printed books both inside Tibet and in the exile communities are discussed with Sangchu Drukbey, a Dharamsala based book dealer.
The people’s petitions for government oversight and intervention in the area have gone unanswered.
The 42-year-old man, identified as Kunchok, lit himself on fire on September 16 outside Gade County police station in Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai province.
Some residents say they are being forced to participate in local annual festival, which many started boycotting after start of self-immolations
Two of the four young men beaten are currently said to be in critical condition.
Lhamo Tashi set himself on fire last Wednesday while shouting slogans against Chinese rule in Tibet in front of a police station
A 22 year old student named Lhamo Tashi set fire to himself outside a security office in Tsoe city at midnight on September 17. Tashi's family who live in Drukdo village, Amchok township, were informed of their son's self-immolation by the security police who told them that he had died.
Born in Chentsa, Qinghai Province in the year 1914, he was best-known for taking photo-realistic style, and executing the famous portraits of the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama.
Photos circulated through Wechat showed the Tibetans conducting an unusual form of protest by raising their thumbs up in the air, which in Tibetan culture is a gesture of begging, and thus, there has not been any reports of violent protests conducted by the Tibetan villagers.