Tibetan sets fire to himself in Kathmandu; in Tibet, 100th self-immolation

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 …

An uncertain Welcome: How China’s Influence impacts Tibetans in Nepal

KATHMANDU: The wave of protests against Chinese rule that began in Tibet in March 2008 and the resulting crackdown transformed the political landscape – and made a dramatic impact on the situation for Tibetans across the border in Nepal. In an attempt to prevent pro-Tibet protests in Nepal, the Chinese authorities stepped up their efforts …

Murder in the Snow (Video)

The powerful story of a group of Himalayan mountaineers who witnessed and filmed the shooting of Tibetan refugees as they attempted to flee over the mountains into Nepal. In September 2006 Chinese border guards opened fire on a group of Tibetans high on the Nangpa Pass. A 17 year-old nun, Kelsang Namtso, was killed and …

Appeasing China, Restricting the Rights of Tibetans in Nepal

This 60-page report documents numerous violations of human rights by the Nepali authorities, particularly the police, against Tibetans involved in peaceful demonstrations in Kathmandu, including: unnecessary and excessive use of force; arbitrary arrest; sexual assault of women during arrest; arbitrary and preventive detention; beatings in detention; unlawful threats to deport Tibetans to China; restrictions on …

Governments criticize Nepal authorities for detention of three Tibetans and mistreatment of Tibetan protestors in Nepal

The governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Denmark, Australia, Finland, and France have issued a joint demarche to the Nepal government objecting to the detention of three Tibetan community leaders on June 19, and to the harsh treatment of Tibetans in Kathmandu protesting against the Chinese crackdown in Tibet since March …