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Tibetan student dies following self-immolation protest
24th July 2017
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Tenzin Choeying, who self-immolated on 14 July, succumbed to his injuries and died 8 days later
Tibetan Flag Defiantly Displayed in Ngaba
18th July 2017
Cultural Festival in Ngaba
The flag was flown in protest during a cultural festival in Ngaba
On 12 July, a Tibetan flag was hung...
Resistance to Plans to ‘Re-brand’ Another Monastery Into Tourist Destination
17th July 2017
Monks and locals at Kumbum Monastery react to China’s latest plan to convert a monastery into a tourist...
Tibetan Student sets self on fire in Sarnath, India
14th July 2017
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Young student penned letter stating ‘I burn myself for Tibet’ before staging protest
Tibetan Musician Kalsang Yarphel Released
11th July 2017
Kalsang Yarphel Released
Kalsang Yarphel spent four years in prison for his politically themed music
The Tibetan musician...
UNESCO turns Tibetan land into World Heritage Site after controversial Chinese proposal
10th July 2017
On Friday, UNESCO added Kokoxili in Tibet to its World Heritage list, despite Tibetan objections...
Blog: The Dalai Lama's Birthday
6th July 2017
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Today we celebrate the Dalai Lama’s birthday, an activity that is banned in occupied Tibet.
Monk Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
5th July 2017
Jamyang Lodru, 36, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment by the Chinese authorities.
Two Monks Face Harsh and Arbitrary Prison Sentences
30th June 2017
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Earlier this month, a Chinese court sentenced Gendun Dhakpa, 40, and Lobsang Sherab, 36, to five and four years...
New poll shows human rights abuses in Tibet are ignored amid China state info black-out
30th June 2017
Poll suggests a decline in knowledge over the years but also shows signs of hope
Landslide Buries Entire Village - around 100 still missing
27th June 2017
Many feared dead following the landslide in Maowun County, Ngaba
On Saturday, 24 June, at around 6 am...
EU challenges China over Larung Gar
26th June 2017
A Tibetan monk looking at Larung Gar monastery
UPDATE: We have since learned that, following the EU-China Human Rights Dialogue,...
Tibetan man slits throat in Lhasa protest
26th June 2017
Man took own life shouting 'freedom in Tibet'
An unidentified Tibetan man has died after...
Tibetan activist dies after years campaigning for a free Tibet
22nd June 2017
Sherab Tsedor passed away yesterday after a heart attack
A Tibetan activist and self-immolation...
Blog: A shout for Tibet
21st June 2017
In 2008, China was hosting the Olympic Games and whilst making an international public show of beating its chest with...
Blog: How it feels to lead a nationless nation
13th June 2017
An interview with Dr Lobsang Sangay by guest writer Charlotte Wigram-Evans.
Blog: From the Highlands to the Himalayas
7th June 2017
In 1995 I was working in north-east India, in an area with a strong Tibetan community, called Kalimpong.
Blog: The great firewall of China
1st June 2017
As the Digital Officer at Free Tibet, I spend much of my time in the online world. A large part of my job is taking the...
Restrictions limit Tibetans at key Saga Dawa festivities
31st May 2017
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Authorities in Lhasa have imposed harsh controls on hotels, restaurants and a school in the city...
Trump budget proposal slashes aid to Tibetans
30th May 2017
State Department budget proposal would cut aid to two key Tibetan organisations
Over a million...