April 1, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Nepal has imposed increasingly harsh restrictions on Tibetan refugees under strong pressure from China, Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed Tuesday. The statement cites a recent HRW report detailing Nepali authorities' abuses of Tibetans who have come to the country fleeing persecution in China. The ...[read more]
November 3, 2012
by Max Slater
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday called on China to remedy long-held frustrations in Tibet that have led to recent extreme protest tactics, including self-immolation. Pillay expressed concern that the Chinese government is suppressing Tibetans' freedom of expression and ...[read more]
August 13, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On August 13, 2010, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) reported that Chinese authorities had delayed the trial of Tibetan writer Tra Gyal. Gyal had been arrested in April 2010 after signing a letter critiquing the Chinese government's relief efforts in the wake of the earthquake in western ...[read more]
February 17, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Human Rights Watch (HRW) demanded Thursday that China release Tibetan prisoners that were captured while travelling and are now being forced into political re-education camps. The exact number of those detained is not known, but it is thought to be several hundred. Those detained had gone to India ...[read more]
November 1, 2011
by Jamie Reese
UN experts expressed concerns Tuesday over human rights restrictions on Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in China's Sichuan province. UN experts are concerned about reports of heavy security measures surrounding the Kirti monastery, which houses approximately 2,500 Buddhist monks. UN Special ...[read more]
June 8, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances called Wednesday for China to address its practice of "enforced disappearances" and reveal the location of 355 detained Tibetan monks. In April, Chinese authorities took the monks from the Kirti monastery in buses to an unknown ...[read more]
July 22, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
Human Rights Watch (HRW) charged Wednesday that Chinese authorities used excessive force in responding to the 2008 Tibetan demonstrations and tortured those in custody following the demonstrations in violation of international law. In a report, "I Saw It With My Own Eyes", HRW said that the ...[read more]
October 27, 2009
by David Manes
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced Tuesday that the two Tibetan prisoners sentenced to death for their role in the March 2008 Lhasa riots have been executed. The Chinese government confirmed the executions after Tibetan rights groups first broke the news, but did not release any ...[read more]
May 5, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Sophie Richardson: The Chinese government's secrecy in handling unrest in Tibet since the March 2008 protests erupted in Lhasa was highlighted again on April 8, 2009, when a simple dispatch from the official news agency Xinhua reported that four Tibetans accused of arson in three differen... ...[read more]
March 9, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
The Chinese government has not accounted for hundreds of Tibetan protesters arrested in connection with the March 2008 demonstrations in Tibet, according to a Monday statement from Human Rights Watch (HRW), which revealed a thorough review regarding the numbers of arrests, detentions, and trials ...[read more]

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