» 12/23/2008, 00.00
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.
09/04/2008 TIBET - CHINA
Gansu: Tibetan monks disrupt a government led tour for journalists
It is the second episode in 15 days, since Beijing isolated the areas in revolt. The monks are asking for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet and clarify that they do not want independence, just respect for human rights.
28/05/2009 TIBET – CHINA
Police shoots at crowd, wounding six Tibetan women
In Tawu County plans are underway to build a big hydroelectric dam. This is coming at a heavy price, the displacement of tens of thousands of Tibetans. When people protested, police shot at the crowd. In the meantime protesters arrested in March 2008 are still getting life in prison.
07/10/2010 TIBET – CHINA
Two Tibetan monks get lengthy prison terms in Lhasa
The Intermediate People’s Court in the Tibetan capital gives Jampel Wangchuk and Kunchok Nyima life and 20 years in prison respectively. Both took part in the March 2008 anti-Chinese protests. The crackdown against Tibetan Buddhism continues.
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.
26/04/2008 CHINA - TIBET - JAPAN
World leaders applaud the announcement of talks between China and the Dalai Lama
Favourable comments worldwide over yesterday's announcement, but also anticipation of future results. Meanwhile, the torch passes "unharmed" through Japan.
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