Dharamshala: Tibet Talk and Thenthuk, an organized a discussion forum which took place yesterday between Geshe Lobsang Gyaltsenla, an ex-political prisoner and Doctor of Buddhist Philosophy, and about 25 attendees - mostly foreigners and local Tibetans; all shared their ideas concerning Tibetan issues. When Geshe Lobsang was last in Tibet, he hadn’t heard about middle-way approach for Tibetan autonomy – he protested for the independence of Tibet. Prisoners are detained for nearly a year prior to sentencing. Lobsang served nine months and was released, but most are charged with attempting to subvert the Chinese Constitution and sentenced to serve for several years. “Separators,” who fight for Tibet’s recognition as a sovereign entity, removed from China. “Revolutionaries.” These are the charges. Sentences are subject to extension, and depend on the person’s role in the protest in which he or she partook, or the gravity of his or her subversive action.  After prison, many Tibetans come to India.

Dharamshala: “Press and media” correspondent for Indian Express said “is the forth pillar of democracy,” on World Press Freedom day, the Association of Tibetan Journalists (ATJ) held a meeting in solidarity against the suppression of the freedom of the press. 5o local journalists attended the meeting and participated in discussions about the challenges facing journalists in the community, and about the necessity of freedom of expression (FEX).

Dharamshala: TibetPost-28-April-2009-Tibetan parliament in Exile urged Chinese president Hu JinTao directly if H.E. Panchen Rinpoche is alive, details of his well being and whereabouts should be made public, and sentencing of 52 year old Abbot postponed, is there reason to hope that the more than 5,600 Tibetans who were arrested or detained will afforded more justice?

Dharamshala: TibetPost-24-April2009- 108 monks, nuns and students, all of them 20 years old, attend prayer ceremonies at the main temple in Dharamshala, the youth are doing as His Holiness the Dalai Lama suggested and praying in order to accumulate collective good merits for the benefit of the Tibetan people.  Today, the Tibetan community in exile observes the Pancen Lama's 20th birthday.

Dharamshala: 29-April-2009-Eleven years ago Thupten Ngodub, set himself in Delhi and dedicated his life. Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) today offered prayers for the Tibetan nationalist and hero, who after the continuation of unto death hunger strike was disallowed, took matters into his own hands and give his life for Tibetan independence.

Dharamshala: TibetPost-27-April-2009-The 14th general body meeting of Dhomay Central Executive Committee began yesterday for 3 days at Kirti monastery in Dharamshala, in the meeting religious rituals to eliminate obstacles including long life prayers offering to His Holiness, the next main topic for the Tibetan struggle, how to protect and preserve Tibetan religion and culture, and the welfare are Tibetans from the Dhomay region of Tibet, the subject elect the new executive committee was also discussed.

Dharamshala: TibetPost-24-April2009-The Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPIE) released a press statement today, said that the Tibetan Government in Exile is deeply concerned over baseless accusation hurled by the PRC government on Phurbu Tsering Rinpoche of Karze county, eastern Tibet (Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture), a predominantly Tibetan area in Sichuan Province on weapons charges.

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