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Brave solo protests show Tibetans’ remarkable courage and steadfast loyalty to the Dalai Lama

October 11, 2018

  • 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.
  • Most of the solo protests documented by the International Campaign for Tibet have occurred in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba), Sichuan, since 2014—the same area where the wave of self-immolations began in 2009 when Tapey, a monk of Kirti Monastery, set himself on fire. Not only were most of the self-immolations carried out in the same county town, but also in the same road—which has come to be known as Heroes, or Martyrs, Street—by monks from the same monastery.
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A Raging Storm

A ‘Raging Storm’: The Crackdown on Tibetan Writers and Artists after Tibet’s Spring 2008 Protests

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT » The detention of the influential Tibetan writer Shogdung from his office in Xining on April 23 signals a deepening crackdown on Tibetan writers, artists and educators since protests against the Chinese state began in March, 2008. Shogdung (‘Morning Conch’), is the pen name of Tragyal, the most high-profile of some 31 […]

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Tibetan singer Tashi Dhondup detained

Tashi Dhondup, a popular Tibetan singer from the eastern Tibetan region of Amdo, was detained on December 3, 2009. Tashi Dhondup is being held in a police station in Xining according to a report from Tibetan exiles. He had issued an album of songs called ‘Torture Without Wounds’ containing lyrics that express his pain over […]

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