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Details emerge of three monks arrested in eastern Tibet
15th August 2019
Thubpa, Lobsang Thamkhe and Lobsang Dorjee were arrested between 2017 and 2019. Their current locations are unknown.
Authorities offer Tibetan informants over $40,000 for information on “illegal” activities
14th August 2019
Lhasa. Credit: Asia Times
The Chinese government has offered rewards of over $40,000 dollars for major information on "illegal" activities
Reciprocal access bill introduced to parliament
24th July 2019
MP Tim Loughton seeks to emulate the success of the USA's Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act
Free Tibet’s ‘The Crossing’ selected for the Lift-off Sessions film festival
15th July 2019
The Crossing. Free Tibet.
A film created by Free Tibet has a chance to become a finalist in the Lift-Off sessions film festival. If it does then...
Researching Tibet has become more like working on North Korea, HRW China director says
8th July 2019
Sophie Richardson, Human Rights Watch China director. Credit: CNN, 2014.
In an interview with Free Tibet, the China director of Human Rights Watch described both the challenges and urgency of...
Further evictions and repression at Yarchen Gar
8th July 2019
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Among those removed from the religious community are 70 nuns, who have since been detained
China cracks down on Tibetan “separatists” as part of anti-crime drive, state media says
26th June 2019
Zhu Weiqun. Credit: Xinhua News Agency/Rex Features
Chinese state media reported that the government has targeted Tibetan “separatists” alongside criminal gangs in...
Tibetan political prisoner Ngawang Gyaltsen released
26th June 2019
Tibet Watch confirmed that Ngawang Gyaltsen was freed in March
We have received confirmation that...
Campaigners declare victory as Google confirms it has no plans to launch Project Dragonfly
24th June 2019
Sonamtso from Students for a Free Tibet
Google confirms it has no plans to launch Project Dragonfly in China at its annual shareholders meeting in San...
Imprisoned Tibetan rights activist unable to see lawyer as he passes one year since trial
10th June 2019
Tashi Wangchuk. CTA. 2018
Chinese authorities have prevented Tashi Wangchuk's lawyer from seeing his client in prison, as the Tibetan activist...
Chinese and Tibetan activists join forces for Tiananmen Square anniversary vigil
5th June 2019
Protesters who gave their lives remembered
Chinese and Tibetan activists joined forces on Tuesday to...
Senior Chinese politician visits Tibet to combat Tibetan nationalism
3rd June 2019
Senior Chinese politician and Politburo Standing Committee member, Wang Yang has visited eastern Tibet to combat...
Chinese government orders Buddhist monastery to “rectify” architecture of temple
30th May 2019
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Buddhist monastery in China ordered to change Tibetan architecture
Buddhist monks uncover photos identifying three Tibetans who self-immolated in 2012
24th May 2019
Tibetans who self-Immolated in 2012 identified
Buddhist monks and Tibet Watch have obtained photographs identifying three Tibetans self-immolators
China forces 30,000 monks and nuns to take exams on Chinese law
23rd May 2019
Monk taking a Chinese law exam. Ganden Monastery in Lhasa.
Authorities in Tibet have forced around 30,000 monks and nuns across the TAR to take exams on Chinese law. The tests...
CCP orders primary and middle school lessons to be taught in Chinese
22nd May 2019
Golok Prefecture Education Department Notice. 2019.
Primary and middle school classes to be taught only in Chinese, CCP authorities tell Golok prefecture
Former Google CEO defends company's censored search engine plans
16th May 2019
Eric Schmidt told the BBC that an initiative like Project Dragonfly could help China "be more open"
Former Tibetan political prisoner dies at 50
13th May 2019
Yeshi Gyatso, who was tortured during his time in prison, dies at fifty
National calligraphy day marked by Tibetans
9th May 2019
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Tibetans celebrate their native writing practices amid fears of threats to culture.
Tibetans sentenced to prison after Panchen Lama gathering
9th May 2019
Dolkar and Wangchen.jpg
Dolkar and his nephew Wangchen were sentenced on 8 May. Their current whereabouts are unknown