Dharamshala: In April this year, a group of Chinese officials visited Rongpo monastery of Sog county, Nagchu region, eastern Tibet, for an entire month, to 'educate' the monks on the virtues of loving one's religion and government, according to our source, Mr Ngawang Tharpa. Mr Ngawang told The Tibet Post International that subsequently, on May 17, the monastery's communications were cut.
Dharamshala: Eyewitness accounts in a Human Rights Watch report released today have confirmed long-held convictions that Chinese state security forces exercised disproportionate, brutal measures in repressing the Tibetan protests which began on 10 March 2008. Disappearances, wrongful convictions and imprisonment, the targeting of Tibetans suspected of ‘separatist' sympathies and the persecution of their families feature in the 73-page report I Saw It with My Own Eyes: Abuses by Security Forces in Tibet, 2008-2010.
Dharamshala: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has said he believes his next incarnation will be in a free country, in light of the continuing unrest in Tibet today. Historically, the search for the Dalai Lama has usually been limited to Tibet, although the third Tulku (a high-ranking lama) was born in Mongolia. His Holiness says he will not be reborn in a country occupied by the Chinese Communist Party.