» 02/16/2009, 00.00
TIBET – CHINA
China fears Tibetans’ pledge not celebrate New Year
Tibetan rights groups are planning to protest against China’s ongoing harsh repression by not celebrating New Year. Beijing is trying to show that everyone is happy; at the same time it is persecuting and arresting anyone in favour of the boycott. Here is an interview with a Tibetan official.
17/02/2009 TIBET – CHINA
People arrested for not celebrating Tibetan New Year, showing Dalai Lama photo
Monks and ordinary citizens protest peacefully, shouting “Free Tibet” and “No Losar Celebrations” to mark their opposition to Chinese rule. Police beat them and take them away. Nothing has been heard about them since.
25/02/2009 TIBET – CHINA
Chinese troops on guard at the dawn of a joyless Tibetan New Year
Tibetans celebrate their New Year in prayer and silence. Tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers patrol the cities where chances of incidents are high. The Dalai Lama calls on his compatriots to be patient whilst Communist leaders celebrated questionable economic success.
23/02/2009 TIBET - CHINA
Chinese authorities blocking internet for celebration of Tibetan New Year
Already closed to foreign visitors, the region is increasingly isolated from the world. Beijing is massing troops in the zone, ready to repress any protest.
17/04/2013 TIBET - CHINA
Young mother sets herself on fire, bringing number of self-immolations to 115
The young woman, Jugtso, leaves a husband and a three-year-old child. The extreme form of protest took place near Jonang Monastery, scene of similar incidents in the past. NGO calls on Beijing to listen.
07/09/2011 CHINA – TIBET
Young Tibetan sentenced to three years for shouting ‘Return the Dalai Lama’
A court in Kandze convicted Samphel Dhondup, 23, for saying ‘Freedom for Tibet’ and “Return the Dalai Lama’ to his country.
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