Despite the Chinese government’s brutal crackdown on support for the Dalai Lama inside Tibet, brave Tibetans celebrated the religious leader’s birthday last week, with several arrested as a result.
A new report by Human Rights Watch reveals how Chinese authorities are applying the principle of preemptive security to control all aspects of Tibetan life with the apparent aim of deterring Tibetans from displaying loyalty to the Dalai Lama and their religious traditions.
The Tibetan monk Rinchen Tsultrim, held in detention incommunicado for exercising his freedom of opinion and thoughts is known to be detained in Mianyang Prison in Sichuan Province. His whereabouts were completely unknown for over a year and a half after Chinese police ‘disappeared’ him on 27 July 2019 for his online messages.
In what appears to be a crackdown on activists in eastern Tibet, Chinese security officers have recently detained six Tibetans across Serthar (Chinese: Seda) County in Sichuan province.
The Tibetan monk Rinchen Tsultrim has received a sentence of four years and six months in prison, according to new information confirmed by Tibetan sources in exile.
Chinese authorities have detained the prominent Tibetan Buddhist scholar and writer Go Sherab Gyatso, according to new information from sources.
The Tibet Autonomous Region recently issued regulations encouraging Tibetans to spy on each other and on foreigners in the name of China’s national security.
Tibet is now tied with Syria as the least-free country in the world, according to the latest rankings from the influential watchdog group Freedom House.
The International Campaign for Tibet urges the UN Human Rights Council to investigate growing reports of torture in Tibet after Human Rights Watch reported the death of a Tibetan tour guide whom Chinese authorities tortured and abused.
The International Campaign for Tibet calls for an independent investigation into the death of the young Tibetan monk Tenzin Nyima who died after being beaten in custody.