Intercontinental news articles


The Chinese professor, human rights activist and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has died. He was 61 years old. He had been diagnosed with late-stage cancer of the liver in May this year while serving an 11 year prison sentence.


A Tibetan monk named Jamyang Losel set himself on fire in protest against Chinese rule yesterday, 19 May, in eastern Tibet. He has since died from his injuries.


Free Tibet has confirmed that Chakdor Kyab, a 16-year-old Tibetan student, set himself on fire on 2 May in eastern Tibet (1).


An unnamed monk set himself on fire in Kardze County, eastern Tibet (1) yesterday, 15 April 2017.


Free Tibet has learned that a large Chinese work team, consisting of 700 people, has arrived at Larung Gar Buddhist Institute (1) and looks set to carry out further demolitions and removals.


Pema Gyaltsen, a 24-year-old Tibetan man, set himself on fire yesterday, 18 March 2017, outside Tsokha Monastery in Nyarong, Kardze, eastern Tibet (1).


What: Protest and march by Tibetans and Tibet campaigners

When:  Friday 10 March, 2pm – 5pm)


Severe human rights restrictions in Tibet spark high level concern from UN rights experts; China must account for mass eviction of Tibetan monks and nuns from highly respected Buddhist institute Larung Gar


What: Protest by Tibetans and Tibet campaigners

When: Friday 27 January, 6pm-8pm

Where:  Chinese Embassy, 49-51 Portland Place, London W1B 1JL


Media advisory

To mark Human Rights Day, the UK-based coalition Tibetan Uyghur & Chinese Solidarity UK (TUCS UK) [1] will hold a vigil outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square in London on Saturday 10 December, from 12pm.




What: Protest by Tibetans and Tibet campaigners

When:  Wednesday 19 October 2016, 16.00–20.00

Where:  Chinese Embassy, 49-51 Portland Place, London W1B 1JL


Further details have emerged about the protester, Tashi Rabten, who set himself on fire yesterday


Photo and video evidence shows a Tibetan self-immolation protest on a busy street

A Tibetan carried out a self-immolation protest today in the main city of Machu County in Kanlho, eastern Tibet (1). The protest took place at around 5pm local time.


Free Tibet media release


Report by Tibet Watch details the experiences of Tibetans who speak out under the Chinese occupation


Around 8am (local time) yesterday, a Chinese work team accompanied by police, government officials and soldiers in plain clothes began demolishing structures at Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Sertar County in eastern Tibet (1).