China Jails Tibetan Filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen for 6 Years

Dhondup Wangchen, the Tibetan filmmaker who was arrested by the Chinese government for documenting the current situation in Tibet and Tibetan people’s aspiration for return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet, has been sentenced to six years in prison, according to information received by the Central Tibetan Administration. The sentence was pronounced was …

Official confirmation of execution of Tibetans in Lhasa

Two Tibetans were executed in Lhasa for their alleged roles in the protests and rioting in Lhasa on March 14, 2008, according to reports by Tibetan exile organizations confirmed by the Chinese embassy in London on Friday (October 23). Lobsang Gyaltsen and Loyak were sentenced to death in April 2009 on charges relating to “starting …

Dalai Lama’s Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Students’ Democracy Movement

The Dalai Lama has released a statement on the 20th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Students’ Democracy Movement. The Dalai Lama honoured those who died “in defence of the Chinese people’s constitutional rights, in favour of democracy”. He also expressed his hope that a “policy of openness and realism can lead to greater trust and …

Bold report by Beijing scholars reveals breakdown of China’s Tibet policy

A bold and remarkable new report by a group of Chinese scholars in Beijing challenges the official position that the Dalai Lama “incited” the protests that broke out in Tibet in March 2008, and outlines key failings in the policy of the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Tibet. The report, which …

Two Tibetans sentenced to death in Lhasa

The Lhasa Intermediate People’s Court in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), has sentenced two Tibetans to death on charges relating to “starting fatal fires”, according to an official report published yesterday. These are the first known death sentences passed against Tibetans in connection with the Lhasa riots on March 14, 2008. Two other Tibetans were …

Disturbing new footage of police brutality in Tibet released by Tibetan government in exile

Days after the 50th anniversary of the March 10 Tibetan uprising, footage has been released by the Tibetan government in exile of brutal police treatment meted out to Tibetans during protests against Chinese rule beginning in March 2008 that swept across the Tibetan plateau and continue sporadically to this day. The graphic and disturbing footage …

A Great Mountain Burned by Fire: China’s Crackdown in Tibet

A new ICT report publishes banned writings from Tibet and reveals intensified repression on the eve of the 10 March anniversary. March 10, 2009, marks the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising in Lhasa that led to the Dalai Lama’s escape from Tibet, and the first anniversary of an unprecedented wave of overwhelmingly peaceful protests …

New protest today in Ngaba after officials ban prayer ceremony

News is emerging of a protest this morning (March 1, 2009) by several hundred monks from Sey monastery in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba), the Tibetan area of Amdo, after officials prevented them from marking a major prayer festival. Several hundred monks marched from the monastery after officials banned them from praying, calling to be allowed to …

Monk in Tibet sets himself on fire; shot by police during protest

A Kirti monk in his mid-twenties was shot today by security personnel when he set himself on fire as a form of protest after prayer ceremonies at his monastery were cancelled, according to several sources in the area. It is not known if the monk, Tapey, is still alive as he was surrounded by police …