» 10/07/2010, 00.00
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.
20/10/2011 CHINA – TIBET
Beijing accuses Dalai Lama of inciting suicide
The Communist government, which is atheist and opposed to religious freedom, talks about violations of ethics and conscience in the case of self-immolating Buddhist monks in Tibet. A local source instead blames the Chinese regime for destroying “the bases of our peaceful religion in Tibet”. This, i.e. suicidem “is what follows”.
16/09/2013 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet: monks sentenced to four years for "unauthorised political activities"
They were convicted after spending one year of pre-trial detention. Other religious were also arrested in the raid, but they were released after signing a statement in which they undertook not to engage in any kind of political activity. Increasingly, the authorities have been clamping down on the Wonpo.
24/06/2009 TIBET – CHINA
Whereabouts of Tibetan monk arrested last year remain unknown
Nothing is known about Ngagchung who was arrested in July 2008. He was a member of the Larung Gar Buddhist Temple, an important centre for Buddhist studies targeted by Chinese authorities.
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.
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.
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