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Tibet Brief – Edition 72

In this edition: Delegation of Tibetan parliamentarians visits Europe; China sets preconditions for Tibetan college graduates to criticize the Dalai Lama to get public jobs; Despite damning UN climate report, China refuses to make changes in Tibet; Tibetans losing safety in Nepal after new treaties with China; 12th UN Forum on Minority Issues held in Geneva; Sweden and the Netherlands adopt strategies on China; Chinese academic accused of espionage banned from Belgium; ICT visits Taiwan for FIDH’s 40th Congress (…)

First self-immolation of 2019 causes death of former monk

A young Tibetan former monk from Kirti monastery set himself on fire on November 26, and died in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, in the Tibetan area of Amdo. It was the first known self-immolation by a Tibetan this year.

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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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