Latest news & blogs

Schoolchildren blocked from joining Buddhist festivities

16th May 2018
Restrictions announced this week have once again prohibited many Tibetans from participating in Saga Dawa activitiesRead more

Wave of restrictions imposed on Lithang County

4th May 2018
Tibetans in Lithang County experience tighter controls of religious and cultural activities.Read more

In memory: Tsering Dhundup Gonkatsang

30th April 2018
Tibet Watch trustee Tsering Dhundup Gonkatsang passed away on Friday at the age of 66Read more

US Senate recognises Tibetan Rights Day

26th April 2018
The vote yesterday also saw senators support the unique right of Tibetan Buddhist to choose the next Dalai LamaRead more

MPs contact Liverpool FC, urging them to drop water deal

19th April 2018
The letter raises human rights concerns and calls on Liverpool's directors to reaffirm their commitment to human rightsRead more

Two Tibetan monks arrested

18th April 2018
Chinese police have detained two monks on allegations of posting illegal online material.Read more

China disappears elderly woman on pilgrimage

13th April 2018
A Tibetan pilgrim has been secretly detained in Darlag County on route to Lhasa.Read more

China detains Tibetan pilgrims

22nd March 2018
Chinese authorities have detained Tibetan pilgrims who visited spiritual sites in Nepal and IndiaRead more

Writer Shokjang freed from prison

19th March 2018
Shokjang was one of Tibet's most high-profile political prisoners. He served three years in prison.Read more

Heavy security deployment at Kumbum Monastery

9th March 2018
Chinese authorities have sent in security forces to monitor Tibetans as they observe butter sculpture festival.Read more

First Self-Immolation Protest of 2018

7th March 2018
Tsekho died after setting himself alight in Ngaba County in eastern TibetRead more

UN experts denounce imprisonment of Tashi Wangchuk

23rd February 2018
“We urge the Chinese authorities to release Mr. Wangchuk immediately” says UN human rights Special Rapporteurs.Read more

Tibetan political activist sentenced to three years

21st February 2018
Tsegon Gyal received his sentence in January after spending well over a year in detentionRead more

Tibetans mark Independence Day

13th February 2018
Celebrations in Dharamsala and around the world evoke a time when Tibet was independentRead more

Monk imprisoned while visiting family in Tibet

9th February 2018
Tashi Choeyang was arrested and secretly sentenced to six years while he visited his family from IndiaRead more

Update: Lodoe Gyatso revealed to be in detention in Sog County

7th February 2018
Lodoe Gyatso disappeared in mysterious circumstances in Lhasa last weekRead more

Tibetan writer released from prison

5th February 2018
Tibetan political prisoner, Gartse Jigme, has been released from prison.Read more

Former Tibetan prisoner disappears again in Lhasa

30th January 2018
Renowned former political prisoner Lodoe Gyatso is the latest victim among the hundreds to be ‘disappeared’ for...Read more

Tibetans push back against the lack of Tibetan language in local courts

17th January 2018
Support for a petition to China's Supreme Court came from inside and outside TibetRead more

Report: Tibet remains among the least free places in the world

17th January 2018
Once more Tibet ranks as the second lowest for freedom in Freedom House’s annual worldwide surveyRead more

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