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Caution Over Possible Shift in Tibet Policy

Reports of a relaxation of anti-Dalai Lama policies in Sichuan, Qinghai and even the Tibetan Autonomous Region surfaced last week, only to be swiftly denied by both government and monastery officials. Tibetan writer Woeser added...

Three Tibetan Self-Immolations Reported in One Day

Reports have come in about three separate self-immolation protests today in Tibetan areas of Sichuan. Phayul reports on the deaths of two monks at Kirti Monastery: The exile seat of the Kirti Monastery in Dharamshala identified...

Tibetan Monk and Woman Die in Burning Protest

The Associated Press reports Lobsang Thokmey, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, set himself on fire at Kirti monastery on Saturday, one of two self-immolations in the past week. This self-immolation marks the fifth anniversary of the...

Three Self-Immolations Amid Crackdown, Debate

Three Tibetan self-immolations have taken place in recent days, according to exile media, amid vigorous discussion of the protests and a continued crackdown by Chinese authorities. From Dharamsala-based Phayul.com: Tsezung Kyab,...

Flames Of Protest: The History Of Self-Immolation

In the week since news emerged of the 100th Tibetan self-immolation within China’s borders since 2009, four more cases have been reported. Most recently, according to Dharamsala-based Phayul.com, a pair of teenaged former...

Two Tibetans Sentenced over Self-Immolations

Two Tibetans accused of inciting self-immolations were sentenced on Thursday. Following a trial held last Saturday, the two were convicted of intentional homicide in line with a legal ruling issued last month. Lorang Konchok,...

Tibetan Teenagers Set Themselves on Fire in China

Two more Tibetans have died outside Kirti Monastery in Aba County, Sichuan, after setting themselves on fire in protest again Beijing’s policies in Tibet. Exile Tibetan groups say the deaths mark the 51st self-immolation...

Mother and Female Student Set Themselves on Fire

The self-immolations in Tibetan areas are continuing. Over the weekend, two more people set themselves alight, reportedly in protest of China’s policies in Tibet: a young student in Gansu and a mother near Kirti Monastery...

Party Chief and Foreign Media Visit Tibetan Areas

As the Tibetan New Year holiday began, the Sichuan Provincial Communist Party Chief visited Aba prefecture and Kirti Monastery, the location of recent self-immolations by protesting Tibetans. From the New York Times: The party...

China Forces Reported to Have Shot at Tibetans

Protests broke out in Aba County in Sichuan after police reportedly beat a Tibetan man who had set himself on fire in protest against Beijing’s policies in Tibet. According to some reports, police fired on the crowd and at...

China’s Restive Tibetan Regions: No Mercy

Concerns are mounting over the situation in ethnic Tibetan areas, with the recent spate of self-immolation protests and the corresponding crackdown by security forces. Aba and Ganzi have been particularly hard-hit, especially...

Two More Tibetans Set Selves on Fire

Another monk from Kirti Monastery in Aba Prefecture, Sichuan, has set himself on fire in an apparent protest against Chinese rule over Tibetans. the New York Times reports: The former monk, Norbu Damdrul, was the eighth monk or...

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