Intercontinental news articles

26/01/2012

On 23 January, Free Tibet reported that Chinese security forces used tear gas on unarmed Tibetan protesters (1) in Meruma, approximately 20 kilometres from Ngaba Town, Ngaba County, Eastern Tibet (Chinese: Aba county, Sichuan province) (2).

24/01/2012

Free Tibet can confirm that at least two Tibetans have been shot dead and many more wounded when Chinese security forces opened fire on Tibetan protesters today in Serthar Town, Serthar County, Kandze prefecture (Chinese: Seda, Seda County, Ganzi prefecture, Sichuan).

 

24/01/2012

 Free Tibet can confirm that the Tibetan man, Yonten, who was shot dead by security forces yesterday in Draggo (1) died at the scene from a gunshot to his head. Yonten’s body is in Draggo’s monastery.

 

23/01/2012

Chinese security forces fired tear gas at Tibetan protesters in Meruma Township, Ngaba County, Eastern Tibet (Chinese: Aba County, Sichuan Province) today, 23 January 2012.

23/01/2012

A Tibetan man, Yonten, has been shot dead and it is understood that up to 31 more have been shot and injured, according to eye witnesses, when Chinese security forces opened fire on a large number of unarmed Tibetan protesters today at approximately 12pm in Draggo (1), Kandze Tibetan Autonomous P

14/01/2012

One woman shot, many injured, as Chinese security forces respond to 16th self-immolation

Another Tibetan self-immolated in Ngaba today and there are reports of ongoing clashes between Chinese security forces and local Tibetans – including monks inside Kirti monastery.

09/01/2012

The ineffectual UK-China Human Rights Dialogue, taking place behind closed doors in Beijing this week (1), is the only forum in which the David Cameron’s government appears to be willing to address human rights concerns with China.

06/01/2012

The first self-immolations of 2012 took place in Tibet today.

Two people set themselves on fire in Tibet this afternoon – the 13th and 14th acts of self-immolation against Chinese oppression since March of last year [1].

09/12/2011

Hard-hitting video footage (1) of a number of Tibetans being dragged from their homes by heavily armed paramilitary Chinese People’s Armed Police (PAP) and PAP SWAT teams has emerged from Tibet.

02/12/2011

Shocking photographs illustrating China’s punishment of Tibetans emerged on the internet today (1).

02/12/2011

The two giant pandas arriving at Edinburgh zoo this weekend are part of China’s charm offensive on the West. They are here to divert attention from China’s diabolical human rights record in Tibet and China.

Free Tibet Director Stephanie Brigden said:

03/11/2011

A Tibetan nun, Palden Choetso (1), 35 years old, has died after setting herself on fire on the Chume Bridge in the centre of Tawu, Kandze Autonomous Prefecture, Eastern Tibet (Ch. Bing He Lu Road, Daofu, Garzi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province), at 12:40 pm (Tibet local time) today.

27/10/2011

A bomb is reported to have damaged a municipal building in Karma Township, Chamdo County, Chamdo Prefecture, (Chinese: Gama, Changdu County, Changdu Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region) at 4 a.m. on 26 October 2011, according to Tibet Express (1).

25/10/2011

A monk set fire to himself earlier today outside Kandze Monastery, Kandze Town, Kandze Autonomous Prefecture, Eastern Tibet (Chinese: Garzi Town, Garzi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan). He is the tenth Tibetan to have self-immolated this year (1).

15/10/2011

An eighth Tibetan (1), Norbu Dathul, 19, set himself on fire at 11:50am local time today in the main market of Ngaba Town, Ngaba County, Eastern Tibet (Chinese: Aba Town, Aba County, Aba Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province), according to sources at Kirti Monastery in Dharamsala, North India.

07/10/2011

Two teenagers are reported to have set themselves on fire on Nongjichang Road in the centre of Ngaba Town, Ngaba County, Eastern Tibet (Chinese: Aba Town, Aba County, Aba Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province) at 11.30am local time.

03/10/2011

A young monk set himself on fire at 2pm local time today at the vegetable market in Ngaba Town (Ch.

26/09/2011

Two young monks, Lobsang Kalsang (1) and Lobsang Konchok (2) estimated to be aged between 18-19 years old, both from Kirti monastery, Ngaba County, eastern Tibet (Chinese: Aba county, Sichuan province) self-immolated earlier today.

18/08/2011

Free Tibet Director Stephanie Brigden said:

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