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Solo protester sentenced to three years

4th August 2016
Jampel Gyatso was arrested for carrying out a protest in eastern Tibet last year A Tibetan monk has...Read more

Blog: Tibetans! Do we really need a community?

3rd August 2016
Here in the UK we all lead such fast paced and busy lives. Is there really any space to fit in a Tibetan community?...Read more

Niece of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche gives first press conference after reaching India

1st August 2016
Nyima Lhamo spoke about her late uncle and her escape from Tibet The niece of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche...Read more

Former prisoner and torture victim released after being re-arrested

28th July 2016
Lodoe Gyatso had already spent more than 20 years in prison and been tortured before his arrest in May this...Read more

Tibetan sentenced to “murder” after self-immolation protest is released from prison

26th July 2016
Gurgon was imprisoned following a self-immolation protest in 2013. Two other Tibetans arrested after the...Read more

Niece of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche reaches India

25th July 2016
Tenzin Delek's niece, Nyima Lhamo, and her mother, Dolkar Lhamo, were briefly detained after the Rinpoche...Read more

Demolitions begin at Larung Gar

21st July 2016
And in Ngaba a mother of two is arrested after a solo protest Demolition work has begun at Larung Gar...Read more

Khenpo Kartse released – but under supervision

19th July 2016
High-profile Tibetan political prisoner released On 4 June, Tibetan abbot and teacher...Read more

China's Panchen Lama to conduct Buddhist ceremony in Tibet

14th July 2016
The planned ceremony indicates increased responsibility and profile for China's handpicked Panchen Lama...Read more

Free Tibet targets exploitation of lithium in Tibet

13th July 2016
Video and briefing explain how Chinese extraction harms Tibet Free Tibet's new animated video and...Read more

Remembering Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

12th July 2016
One year after death of highly respected political prisoner On 12 July 2015, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche,...Read more

Blog: Monthly Update

11th July 2016
In the days before the EU referendum I thought about the blog I would write afterwards. I expected I would write...Read more

Tibetan fungus harvester beaten to death by police

5th July 2016
Yudrug Nyima died after police beatings; meanwhile monk and protester Tsering Yoyoling has been released from...Read more

New details emerge about Tashi Wangchuk’s status

1st July 2016
Free Tibet urges supporters to send Tashi Wangchuk messages of solidarity The whereabouts of the...Read more

Blog: What might Brexit mean for Tibet?

1st July 2016
In the UK, many of us are still in shock after the decision last week to leave the European Union. The narrow but...Read more

Mining project halted in eastern Tibet

30th June 2016
A new video also shows protesters holding a "referendum" on the proposed mine in Chuchen County...Read more

Pema Tseden detained at airport

29th June 2016
Tibetan filmmaker is currently in hospital with chest pains UPDATE 12 June 2016...Read more

New China human rights report urges change in UK policy

28th June 2016
China's human rights situation "worst for many years"; group "deeply concerned" about...Read more

"We need to survive, we need to eat"

23rd June 2016
Nomad protest met with violence Tibetans from Trenak Township, in Chapcha County were challenging a...Read more

Beyond Belief campaign wins support

22nd June 2016
Thousands sign petition; politicians and groups back campaign Free Tibet's Beyond Belief campaign...Read more