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Deaths of two Tibetans after torture

Over the past year, since protests broke out on March 10, 2008, the Chinese government has sought to block all information reaching the outside world on the torture, disappearances and killings that have taken place across Tibet. A full accounting of Tibetans who died in protests since March 2008 is not yet possible as a […]

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Fifth Tibetan sentenced to death

A fifth Tibetan has been sentenced to death on charges relating to arson on March 14 in Lhasa, according to a report in the official press on April 21. A report in English on China Daily online named the Tibetan sentenced to death with a two year reprieve as Penkyi of Sakya county in Shigatse. […]

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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 […]

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Tensions high in Tibet on eve of ‘Serf Emancipation Day’

Tensions are high in Tibet on the eve of a compulsory celebration to mark ‘Serf Emancipation Day’ declared by authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region, and intended to mark an end to Tibetan ‘feudalism’. For Tibetans, March 28 marks the defeat of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, the dissolution of the Tibetan government, […]

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

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT » March 10, 2009, marks the 50th anniversary of the National Uprising and the first anniversary of an unprecedented wave of overwhelmingly peaceful protests that swept across the Tibetan plateau, to be met by a brutal crackdown. In the weeks before the anniversary and Tibetan New Year (Losar, February 25), the Chinese […]

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

New ICT report publishes banned writings from Tibet and reveals intensified repression on eve of 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 that swept across the Tibetan […]

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