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China tightens security before the upcoming National Day military parade

China has tightened security and is banning foreign tourists from travelling to Tibet before the National Day military parade on October 1. According to reports also the foreign media in China have come under various attacks. Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2009 14:30

Tibetan national flag was raised in Nangchen county, eastern Tibet

Dharamshala: According to a source from Tibet, several Tibetan people were tortured by the Chinese armed police and troops, when a Tibetan national flag was raised at a public gathering in Nangchen County eastern Tibet on 16th of September 2009. Last Updated on Thursday, 17 September 2009 17:26

Tibetan detainee whereabouts still unknown

Dharamshala: Saga Dawa Festival, which falls on April 15 in the Tibetan lunar calender, is celebrated as the day of Buddha Sakyamuni's birth, enlightment, and death, by Buddhists aross the world. At this year's festival, on June 7 of the western calendar, Chinese authorities deployed thousands of armed military personnel to every corner of Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital city, to crackdown on 200 Tibetan businessmen and merchants circubulating while chanting, "May the gods be victorious." Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 September 2009 18:27

A Tibetan monk died from torture whilst in Chinese detention

Dharamshala: According to reliable information received today by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), a Tibetan monk from Drepung Monastery has died from torture in a Chinese detention center, Lhasa. He is alleged to have died in August 2009.

Three re-sentenced political prisoners denied family visitation rights by default

Dharamshala: Three Tibetan ex-political prisoners, not involved in recent protests according to official Tibetan media, have been re-sentenced by the Peoples' intermediate court of Lhasa for secretly providing information to contacts outside Tibet, with the intention of compromising national security. Wangdu, Phuntsok Dorjee, and Tsewang Dorjee, whose sentences range from eight years to life in prison, had been living and working in Lhasa for the past year when they were rearrested at their homes by Lhasa secret police without warrant, and re-sentenced in October 2008. Last Updated on Thursday, 10 September 2009 17:03

Four Tibetans imprisoned for March 2008 protests

Dharamshala: According to the official Tibetan news agency, four Tibetan men who took part in the peaceful protests in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital and Takste County last year received jail sentences from the Lhasa Intermediate People's Court early this year, with their terms ranging from two-and-a-half to fifteen years. Last Updated on Saturday, 05 September 2009 14:15