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Conversations with Tibet’s Exiled Prime Minister

Harvard educated Dr. Lobsang Sangay was elected as the Tibetan government-in-exile’s equivalent of prime minister in 2011 — he was the second to be directly elected to this position, and the first to be head of the Central...

As Self-Immolations Near 100, Tibetans Reflect

As eight Tibetans have been sentenced for inciting self-immolations, The New York Times reports Tibetans are questioning the effect of these self-immolations. The number of Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest...

Six More Tibetans Jailed Over Self-Immolations

Following the sentencing in Sichuan of monk Lorang Konchok and his nephew for inciting eight people to commit self-immolation, a court in Gansu handed out punishments to six others accused of involvement in one of the protests....

92nd Tibetan Self-Immolation Reported

Dharamsala-based Phayul.com reports that a 92nd self-immolation protest took place on Monday evening. Lobsang Gendun, a 29-year-old Tibetan monk self-immolated in Golog Pema Dzong at around 7:45 pm (local time). He succumbed to...

Tibetan Exiles Swear In New Leader

The Wall Street Journal reports the inauguration of the new Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, who was elected in April. A 43-year-old Harvard law scholar and son of a guerrilla fighter was sworn in as head of...

Meet the Dalai Lama’s Harvard-Educated Replacement

Harvard academic Lobsang Sangay has been elected to become the new Prime Minister of Tibetan government-in-exile. From the Atlantic: Exiled Tibetans elected a 43-year-old Harvard academic to replace the Dalai Lama in his role as...

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