The body of revered Tibetan lama Tenzin Delek Rinpoche was cremated today (July 16) amid high security at a remote detention facility where he died in his 13th year of a life sentence. His ashes are being taken back to his home county and monastery by his sisters and other relatives, according to his relatives …
To mark the 25th anniversary of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Dalai Lama on 10 December 2014, several Chinese writers, lawyers, scholars and political activists have sent messages highlighting his contribution.
High Peaks Pure Earth has translated an article about the importance of the preservation of Tibetan language by one of the most respected and influential Buddhist teachers in Tibet today, Khenpo Tsultrim Lodoe of the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute in Kham, Eastern Tibet.
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) commissioned an opinion poll to the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP) ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first official visit to several European countries. The opinion poll showed that citizens in France and Germany give greater priority to their leaders raising Tibet and human rights with the Chinese leadership, than pushing for commercial contracts.
On August 16 it was reported that the Intermediate People’s Court in Ngaba (Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture had sentenced a Tibetan man to death for ‘killing his wife and burning her body to make it look as if she had self-immolated.’
Two Tibetan monks were shot in the head and several others seriously injured after Chinese police opened fire at a crowd gathered to peacefully celebrate the 78th birthday of the Dalai Lama in Nyitso, Tawu, Eastern Tibet, on Saturday 6th July.
Proposals to display portraits of the Dalai Lama, end denunciation of the Tibetan leader, and lessen police presence in monasteries have been discussed at a series of meetings in Qinghai, according to several unofficial Tibetan sources. The news emerged following the publication of bold new suggestions of engagement with the Dalai Lama and critique of policy on Tibet by Professor Jin Wei from the Central Party School.
One of Tibet’s longest-serving political prisoners, Jigme Gyatso, has been released from prison after 17 years. During his imprisonment he endured severe torture on several occasions and was imprisoned in Gutsa detention center and also in Drapchi and Chushur prisons in Lhasa. Images received from Tibet show Tibetans waiting to welcome him back to his home area in the Tibetan area of Amdo following his release on March 31.
UPDATE (FEBRUARY 14, 2013): The Tibetan who set himself on fire in Kathmandu yesterday (February 13) has died, according to reports in the Nepalese media citing the police in Kathmandu. The Associated Press reported that Nepalese police have stepped up patrols and surveillance in Boudhanath area where many Tibetans are based, and that dozens of …
This report was updated on February 7, 2013 Six Tibetans in Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture received sentences ranging from three to 12 years for attempting to protect a Tibetan who set fire to himself. A Chinese official has announced that similar cases are pending in a new drive to criminalize self-immolations and Tibetans who can …