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Protests in Tibet
Chinese government relaxes the coronavirus lockdown in Tibet
1st April 2020
Coronavirus in Tibet
Many Tibetans are concerned as this could spark a second wave of the pandemic.
Nepal upholds restrictions on Tibetans
27th March 2020
Tibetans in Nepal were once again banned from commemorating Tibetan National Uprising Day.
Tibetan environmental defender and former political prisoner passes away
24th March 2020
Tashi Phuntsok, an associate of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, passed away earlier this month
10 Tibetans arrested in connection to coronavirus rumours
23rd March 2020
Crackdown by Chinese authorities continues.
Crackdown on communications in areas of Tibet amidst coronavirus crisis
19th March 2020
Person in custody in front of the Mangra detention centre.
Online communications in two Townships have been searched with 75 chat groups shut down
Tibetan children denied classes in their mother tongue, Human Rights Watch says
12th March 2020
Poster issued by China in primary schools in Tibet. Translation: “Love the national flag, Sing the national anthem Mandarin is the working language in schools Please speak the common language (Mandarin) and write the characters correctly”. Source: Dondrup
New report finds that Tibetan primary school and kindergarten children in rural areas are increasingly being taught in...
Tibetan uprising anniversary: “If this demonstration was happening in Lhasa, it wouldn’t last very long”
11th March 2020
10 March 2020. London.
Tibetans protest in London 61 years after the 1959 uprising.
Sam Walton takes the helm at Free Tibet and Tibet Watch
11th March 2020
The Boards of Free Tibet and Tibet Watch are delighted to announce the appointment of Sam Walton as the new Chief...
Tibetan nun takes her life after expulsion from Yarchen Gar
19th February 2020
Yarchen Gar. Credit: Tibet Post.
The nun had been detained in a camp having been expelled from her home
Seven Tibetans arrested for spreading rumours about coronavirus
19th February 2020
More updates about the virus inside Tibet.
Tibetan monk released after 2 years of imprisonment
10th February 2020
Chochok was arrested by the Chinese authorities in connection with a social media post.
Authorities plan to build 624 “well off” border villages in Tibet
7th February 2020
"Well-off" demonstration village. Credit: Li Zhou.
China plans to spend 21 billion yuan on Tibet border villages
First coronavirus case diagnosed in the Tibet Autonomous Region
4th February 2020
Hubei, China 24 January 2020. Credit: Reuters, Martin Pollard
Coronavirus has reached the Tibet Autonomous Region
Nepal and China have signed an extradition treaty, Nepal’s foreign affairs minister confirms
24th January 2020
China and Nepal
Nepal and China have signed an extradition treaty, Nepal’s foreign affairs minister confirms.
New law pushing for ‘ethnic unity’ set to affect Tibetans and other minorities
23rd January 2020
Potala Palace. Credit: AFP.
Experts have raised fears that the law will be used to justify crackdown on Tibetans
Jailed Tibetan activist appeals for second trial
17th January 2020
Tibetan activist, A-Nya Sengdra and his lawyer prepare to fight seven-year prison sentence
Tibet sees 27.7 percent fall in glacier ice coverage, research finds
14th January 2020
Nam Co, Tibet.
China has lost around 20 percent glacier coverage between 1970 and 2010, while Tibet sees fall of 27.7 percent,...
Chinese hydropower companies criticised for failing to meet environmental and social standards
10th January 2020
Zangmu dam, Tibet. Credit: Google Earth.
New report finds world's largest hydropower firms are falling short of environmental and social standards
China opens new year with military training exercises in Tibet
9th January 2020
Type 15 light tank. Credit: Military Leak
China has opened the new year with military training exercises in Lhasa and Tibetan border regions
Leading Buddhist abbot announces the closure of Tibetan Buddhist centres around the world
8th January 2020
The institute was connected with the Tibetan Buddhist community Larung Gar.