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TIBET - CHINA
Mystery surrounds the fate of five Tibetan monks arrested by Chinese police
Three young monks were detained on 12 August; two more were taken 16 August. All were arrested in their monastery. Police action stems from their alleged involvement in recent self-immolation. The TCHRD reports a situation of extreme tensions.
China sentences two Tibetan monks to three years in prison
Lobsang Gyatso, and Lobsang Khedup belong to the monastery of Kirti, target of Chinese repression. They were arrested in May 2011 and held incommunicado for two months. Neither the charges, nor the reasons for the decision have been disclosed.
30/03/2009 CHINA - TIBET
No Dalai Lama at the Second World Buddhist Forum
Beijing is not inviting the Dalai Lama, because he is "a political leader." Great spectacle and pomp, but the delegates complain of the purely political significance, and the lack of genuine exploration. Meanwhile, Tibet will reopen to tourists in April.
14/03/2008 TIBET – CHINA
Dalai Lama “concerned” about violence in Tibet caused by Chinese repression
The spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism and head of Tibet’s government-in-exile urges protesters not to resort to violence, calling on Beijing to respond with dialogue to the remands made by protesters. Unconfirmed sources claim that ten people have died in the clashes.
23/12/2008 CHINA – TIBET
Tibetans sentenced to years in prison
China is detaining and sentencing people who protested in Tibet and Sichuan against police violence and for greater freedom. At the time the incidents had led to worldwide protests which worried Beijing.
25/03/2008 CHINA - TIBET
Intellectuals and dissidents ask China to reconsider the "errors" committed in Tibet
Writers, activists, lawyers, artists press Beijing to open a direct dialogue with the Dalai Lama, and demand full religious freedom for Tibet. The official propaganda - as crude as that of the Cultural Revolution - incites racial hatred.
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