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Another Tibetan writer arrested

29th February 2016
Sonam Tsephel jailed for third time. Sonam Tsephel, who writes under the name Gangchenpa Getak, was...Read more

Parliament committee challenges UK minister over Free Tibet concerns

25th February 2016
Minister claims UK "fully engaged" with human rights despite widespread criticism A senior...Read more

Blog: Six of China's epic fails

23rd February 2016
Here at Tibet Watch we monitor and research China’s...Read more

Monk receives two year prison sentence

22nd February 2016
Gomar Choephel was accused of "disturbing social stability" after storing and sharing Dalai Lama...Read more

Writer sentenced to three years in prison

19th February 2016
Shokjang had already spent a year in detention after his arrest for leading protests...Read more

70-year-old Tibetan prisoner dies in detention

15th February 2016
Senior monks arrested elsewhere in Tibet for role in prayer ceremony A Tibetan political prisoner has...Read more

Self-immolation art exhibit censored after Chinese pressure

12th February 2016
Artwork covered up but allowed to hang after complaints from China’s ambassador An art...Read more

Blog: Losar Tashi Delek!

9th February 2016
Losar is the Tibetan word for New Year (‘lo’ referring to ‘year’ and ‘sar’...Read more

"Severe punishments" for Dalai Lama photos

3rd February 2016
Authorities clamp down on images of spiritual leader and pornography Shopkeepers in Drango County in...Read more

Blog: Finding meaning in exile limbo

1st February 2016
When you are born and brought up in exile, you want to find out more about where you come from. That desire intensifies...Read more

Learn Tibetan: win a car!

29th January 2016
Tibetans use protest and prizes to promote their language While Tibetans in Amdo in the far...Read more

Tibet Match: Double your donation 1 - 7 February

29th January 2016
Thank you! We've had a record number of donations which have exceeded our target and raised a total of...Read more

Report: Tibet among ‘worst of the worst’ for freedom

28th January 2016
Only Syria received a lower score on Freedom House’s annual survey of freedom in the world The...Read more

Video: Hundreds of Tibetans gather to pray for Dalai Lama

26th January 2016
Footage shows Tibetans defy Chinese laws to pray for Dalai Lama's health Hundreds of Tibetans...Read more

Blog: Through darkness and silence - campaigning on Tibet

25th January 2016
This week Free Tibet begins campaigning on our third ‘...Read more

Imprisoned monk attracts wave of support

22nd January 2016
Hundreds of solidarity messages written to Robed Resister Tsangyang Gyatso Supporters have responded...Read more

Video: Police "clean-up" in Tibet

21st January 2016
Chinese TV reports security sweep of township Footage has emerged on exile-Tibetan social media of...Read more

China's register of reincarnations

19th January 2016
Users now able to search through 870 living Buddhas ‘authorised’ by China’s government...Read more

Blog: Flying the flag for Tibet

13th January 2016
The idea for the Tibet hot air balloon was born in November 2014 over a plate of momos. My husband Paul and I were sat...Read more

Hotel forced to back down after banning Tibetan

11th January 2016
The hotel threatened staff with fines and the sack for speaking Tibetan. UPDATE: 14 January....Read more

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