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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...
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...
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...
Khenpo Kartse released – but under supervision
19th July 2016
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High-profile Tibetan political prisoner released
On 4 June, Tibetan abbot and teacher...
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...
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...
Remembering Tenzin Delek Rinpoche
12th July 2016
One year after death of highly respected political prisoner
On 12 July 2015, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche,...
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...
Tibetan fungus harvester beaten to death by police
5th July 2016
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Yudrug Nyima died after police beatings; meanwhile monk and protester Tsering Yoyoling has been released from...
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...
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...
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...
Pema Tseden detained at airport
29th June 2016
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Tibetan filmmaker is currently in hospital with chest pains
UPDATE 12 June 2016
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...
"We need to survive, we need to eat"
23rd June 2016
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Nomad protest met with violence
Tibetans from Trenak Township, in Chapcha County were challenging a...
Beyond Belief campaign wins support
22nd June 2016
Thousands sign petition; politicians and groups back campaign
Free Tibet's Beyond Belief campaign...
Blog: Where the lines of Tibet become blurred
17th June 2016
Perched upon the border separating Tibet and China’s Yunnan Province there was no checkpoint, no police presence...
President Obama meets Dalai Lama despite Chinese objections
16th June 2016
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Concerns over human rights and environmental damage expressed
President Barack Obama met the Dalai...
All-woman protest against land grab
15th June 2016
Tactic used to deter police violence Around 100 Tibetan women in Lhundrub County in the Tibet Autonomous Region held a...
Buddhist monastery at risk of demolition
13th June 2016
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Thousands of monks and nuns at risk of removal under government plans
Some 7,000 monks and nuns could...