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Nepal upholds restrictions on Tibetans

27th March 2020
Tibetans in Nepal were once again banned from commemorating Tibetan National Uprising Day.Read more

Tibetan environmental defender and former political prisoner passes away

24th March 2020
Tashi Phuntsok, an associate of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, passed away earlier this monthRead more

10 Tibetans arrested in connection to coronavirus rumours

23rd March 2020
Crackdown by Chinese authorities continues.Read more

Crackdown on communications in areas of Tibet amidst coronavirus crisis

19th March 2020
Online communications in two Townships have been searched with 75 chat groups shut downRead more

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...Read more

Tibetan nun takes her life after expulsion from Yarchen Gar

19th February 2020
The nun had been detained in a camp having been expelled from her homeRead more

Seven Tibetans arrested for spreading rumours about coronavirus

19th February 2020
More updates about the virus inside Tibet.Read more

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.Read more

Nepal and China have signed an extradition treaty, Nepal’s foreign affairs minister confirms

24th January 2020
Nepal and China have signed an extradition treaty, Nepal’s foreign affairs minister confirms.Read more

New law pushing for ‘ethnic unity’ set to affect Tibetans and other minorities

23rd January 2020
Experts have raised fears that the law will be used to justify crackdown on TibetansRead more

Jailed Tibetan activist appeals for second trial

17th January 2020
Tibetan activist, A-Nya Sengdra and his lawyer prepare to fight seven-year prison sentenceRead more

Tibet sees 27.7 percent fall in glacier ice coverage, research finds

14th January 2020
China has lost around 20 percent glacier coverage between 1970 and 2010, while Tibet sees fall of 27.7 percent,...Read more

Chinese hydropower companies criticised for failing to meet environmental and social standards

10th January 2020
New report finds world's largest hydropower firms are falling short of environmental and social standardsRead more

China opens new year with military training exercises in Tibet

9th January 2020
China has opened the new year with military training exercises in Lhasa and Tibetan border regionsRead more

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.Read more

Authorities arrest over 30 Tibetans in government clampdown

7th January 2020
Government clampdown in eastern Tibet after seven arrested for pro-independence protestRead more