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Tibetan monk Choekyi dies after years of prison, torture

A Tibetan monk and former political prisoner died late in the afternoon of 7 May after enduring years of torture and ill treatment in prison for wearing a t-shirt celebrating the Dalai Lama’s birthday.

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Solo protests in Tibet : Brave solo protests show Tibetans’ remarkable courage and steadfast loyalty to the Dalai Lama

Peaceful solo protests last month by three monks in the Tibetan region of Amdo who have now disappeared are the most recent occurrences of an act of remarkable courage that has become a trend in eastern Tibet since around 2014. This trend seems linked to a wish by protestors to make a strong statement about freedom and loyalty to the Dalai Lama without undertaking the more extreme act of self-immolation.

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