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Area “besieged” following protests over Chinese flag


A 41-year-old father of two has become the latest Tibetan to set himself on fire in protest against the Chinese occupation of Tibet.


Free Tibet media release: 22 August 2013
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Security forces in Tibet have responded with violence to a peaceful protest by thousands of Tibetans over mining in their local area. The incident is the latest of many clashes over mining in Tibet.


The entrance to the InterContinental Westminster hotel in London was blocked by a double bed this morning as Tibet activists protested against plans by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to build a luxury hotel in occupied Lhasa, Tibet.


Free Tibet media release: 29 July 2013
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Report: Apple supplier bans Tibetans

According to a New York-based NGO, a Chinese supplier to Apple has banned Tibetans from working in their Chinese plants.


At a meeting yesterday (18 July) between InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and representatives of the campaign against their planned luxury hotel in Lhasa, Tibet, IHG Executive Vice President George Turner provided no specific or substantive answers to charges and questions regarding their plan


Kunchok Sonam set himself alight at around 8.40am local time today (20 July) in Ngaba Autonomous Prefecture, eastern Tibet (2) .


Free Tibet has obtained further, confirmed information about the shootings in Tawu, eastern Tibet, on 6 July and events that followed. In at least one confirmed case electric shock was used on a 72 year-old man in detention.


A Tibetan monk was shot in the head and at least six other people were badly injured when Chinese security forces opened fire on Tibetans who had been offering prayers to mark the Dalai Lama’s birthday on Saturday 6 July.


A 20-year-old Tibetan monk has been detained after disrupting official Chinese celebrations by shouting slogans calling for Tibetan freedom.


On Friday 28 June, Chinese authorities in Qinghai Province sent a text message to Tibetan residents with mobile phones to say that the regime’s policy towards the Dalai Lama and the display of his image has not changed.


Free Tibet sources confirm that monks at Gaden (Gendun) monastery in Lhasa have been informed that they can now display pictures of the Dalai Lama.


Tibet campaign goes international as IHG-sponsored event takes place in NYC


A nun, who Free Tibet reported to have set fire to herself last week (1), has died. Previously unidentified, she has now been named as 31-year-old Wangchen Dolma (picture available, 2).


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China targets Tibetan musicians with prison sentences for protest songs


Free Tibet News Release: 12 June 2013
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Nun survives self-immolation at religious gathering in Tibet


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Campaigners protest at InterContinental Park Lane over company’s “paradise resort” in China-occupied Lhasa


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Tenzin Shirab (portrait photo available, 1) set himself alight on May 27 in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, eastern Tibet (2).

He died at the scene. Chinese security personnel quickly arrived at the scene of his protest and confiscated his body.