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UN rights body helps keep spotlight on Tibet abuses

Radio Free Asia
October 9, 2013

The U.N. Human Rights Council may be criticized as ineffective by some but remains a useful forum to hold China accountable for alleged rights violations in Tibet, experts say as Beijing eyes a seat this year in the Geneva-based forum.

Reports from inside Tibet and from Tibetan-populated counties of Chinese provinces regularly cite cases of Chinese security forces firing on unarmed Tibetans protesting Beijing’s rule, of the beating and torture of Tibetan prisoners, and of other abuses.

Just this week, Chinese troops were accused of opening fire on a crowd of Tibetans demanding the release of a villager who had led protests against orders to fly the Chinese flag from their homes in the Tibet Autonomous Region’s Driru (in Chinese, Biru) county, wounding about 60 of them.

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Clampdown in Wake of Burning

Published online October 1, 2012 by Radio Free Asia. Please read the full article here. Reported by RFA’s Tibetan service. Translated by Karma Dorjee. Written in English by Richard Finney. Chinese forces have tightened security in a Tibetan-populated county of Qinghai province following the self-immolation Saturday of a Tibetan man protesting rule by Beijing, according […]

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The Moat and Apartheid

Tsering Woeser is a Tibetan poet, essayist and journalist based in Beijing. With a degree in Chinese literature, she reported from the Kardze region of Tibet and later from Lhasa. In 2003, she relocated to Beijing. According to Reporters sans frontières, she is one of the only Tibetan writers to write almost entirely in the […]

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Tibetan woman sets herself alight

Published online July 3, 2012 by Radio Free Asia. Please read the full article here. Reported by Guru Choegyi for RFA’s Tibetan Kham service. Translated by Tseten Namgyal. Written in English by Joshua Lipes. She is believed to have been protesting Chinese land confiscation policies. A Tibetan woman set herself ablaze last week in western […]

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Thousands honor burned mother

Published online May 31, 2012 by Radio Free Asia. Please read the full article here. Reported by RFA’s Tibetan service. Translations by Karma Dorjee. Written in English by Richard Finney. Chinese authorities had threatened to seize the Tibetan self-immolator’s body. Some 5,000 Tibetan monks and area residents in a Tibetan-populated county in China’s Sichuan province […]

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Three Tibetans self-immolate

Published online February 4, 2012 by Radio Free Asia. Please read the full article here. The fiery protests come as Chinese authorities widen crackdown. Three Tibetans have set themselves on fire in the troubled county of Serthar (in Chinese, Seda) in China’s Sichuan province, the latest in a series of self-immolations against Chinese rule, sources […]

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Minnesota Chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress

Free Panchen Lama bike ride begins

A Free The Panchen Lama Now Bike ride from Washington, D.C. to New York began in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C on April 20, 2007. Organized by the Minnesota chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress, around 16 riders are taking part in this ride that is expected to conclude at the Chinese […]

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Tibetan writer Woeser to contribute programs for Radio Free Asia

Tibetan writer Woeser, whose books have been banned in China and Tibet and whose blogs have been closed by the Chinese Government, is using the medium of radio to convey her thoughts. According to an announcement on Radio Free Asia’s website, starting from January 6, 2007, its Tibetan service will carry a new program called […]

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China sacks Tibetan tour guides in favor of Chinese graduates

Washington – China’s central government has ordered the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) to sack its foreign-educated Tibetan tourist guides and replace them with Chinese graduates, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports. The order affects hundreds of Tibetans educated in India or Nepal. “This year about 160 Chinese students arrived from China in two groups, of 100 […]

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Tibetan broadcaster in Pakistan to cover conflict

As part of its expanded coverage of the situation in Afghanistan and the Indian subcontinent, Radio Free Asia’s Tibetan service has sent one of its broadcasters to Pakistan. Mr. Karma Gyatsho Zurkhang arrived in Pakistan on January 12, 2002 and has been sending daily despatches, according to RFA Tibetan service chief Jigme Ngapo. Jigme said […]

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