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25august20093

Chinese government forcibly relocates 50,000 Tibetan herders to urban areas

Dharamshala: Chinese government claims to have "settled nearly 50,000 Tibetan nomads into sedentary communities in a drive to protect the remote alpine region's fragile ecology from their herds." Under the façade of environmental protection, this act will have a disastrous impact on the Tibetan herders’ ability to maintain their traditional lifestyles and will threaten a distinctive form of Tibetan cultural identity.  Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 06:56
 
24august20091

China claims Potala renovation is a promotion of Tibetan culture and language

Dharamshala - China claims to have completed a seven-year renovation of Tibet's Potala Palace--a Tibetan national landmark which was heavily damaged by the Chinese military invasion in the 1950s. The communist regime has dubiously added that “the renovation of  Potala palace is part of its plan to promote Tibetan culture and language,” according to a report on Monday from a state-run news agency. Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 17:08
 
22august20091

China detains Gonpo: Wife and five children make tearful plea for release

Dharamshala: According to a source from Tibet, on June 27, Tibetans from Joda county of eastern Tibet (Kham province), began staging peaceful protests opposing the Chinese government, and many of these protesters have now been locked up in Kyabche monastery and brutally tortured by Chinese authorities.
 
18august20093

Chinese authorities confirm three Tibetans killed in last March protests

Dharamshala: The local authorities of Nyemo County in Lhasa Municipality confirmed the names of three Tibetans who were killed during the Chinese government's violent crackdown on peaceful Tibetan protesters on 14 March 2008. Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2009 15:59
 
11august20095

China says more than 1,200 Tibetans in involving Last March protests released

Taipei: Chinese authorities state that they have released "more than 1,200 Tibetans who were detained in connection with the protests" throughout Tibet last year, but there are "still at-least 700 people involved in the July riots who were detained" in east Turkestan. Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 13:24
 
11august20094

A Tibetan man sentenced to five-years in jail for opposing ‘Olympic Torch rally in Lhasa"

Dharamshala: According to Phuntsok Norbu, a Tibetan monk who lives in Dharamshala, the Chinese court in Kardze County in eastern Tibet just sentenced a Tibetan man to five years in jail for his involvement in a peaceful protest against the "Beijing Olympic Torch rally in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital" on 21 June 2008. Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2009 11:42
 
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