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Tibetans Repressed in Nepal, Rights Group Finds

April 1, 2014

Published online April 1, 2014 by The New York Times
By Edward Wong and Bhadra Sharma

BEIJING — Under enormous pressure from China, the Nepalese government restricts the political freedoms of Tibetan refugees living in Nepal, subjects them to abuse and harassment by the security forces, and spies on them for Chinese officials, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch.

The 100-page report, “Under China’s Shadow: Mistreatment of Tibetans in Nepal,” documents the repression faced by Tibetans who cross into Nepal, often illegally, from neighboring Tibet, which has been ruled since 1951 by the Chinese Communist Party. The report also discusses how some of those refugees might never enter Nepal proper, saying there are “serious concerns that Nepal may at times forcibly return Tibetans to China.”

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In occupied Tibetan monastery, a reason for fiery deaths

Published online June 2, 2012 by The New York Times. Please read the full article here. By Edward Wong DHARAMSALA, India — One young Tibetan monk walked down a street kicking Chinese military vehicles, then left a suicide note condemning an official ban on a religious ceremony. Another smiled often, and preferred to talk about […]

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Dalai Lama calls for ethical consideration in scientific development

The Dalai Lama has said that the issue of how science relates to wider humanity is no longer of academic interest alone and that this must assume a sense of urgency for all those who are concerned about the fate of human existence. Giving a preview of the content of his talk to the Society […]

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