Dharamshala: On 24 April 2009, before the morning school bell rang 300 students from Sangchu Tibetan middle school, located next to the Labdrang monastery in Sangchu county, eastern Tibet (Chi: Gansu Province), held banners that declared “democracy and freedom are our supporters” and in the schoolyard took a stand against Chinese denunciation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Dharamshala—Tibetans from many areas in Dege Jodha District, eastern Tibet continue to not farm to show solidarity for Tibetans from all parts of Tibet.  They resist Chinese pressure to plant, sow, and toil  in order to peacefully remember who have lost their lives in the genocide, those who have been brutally beaten and arrested, and those who are missing, as a result of the Chinese communist regime’s deadly crackdown in all the three traditional province of Tibet last year.

Dharamshala: Namkha Sonam Drakpa, a Tibetan journalist felt something slip into his pocket as he shook hands with the high Lama from his regional monastery, Tibetans in attendance also saw the exchange, and heard the Lama say to Mr. Drakpa "I have a strong belief in you," and thus a political activist for Tibet was made.

Dharamshala: TibetPost-26-April-09-Four Tibetan monks from Lutsang monastery in Mangra district, eastern Tibet who were involved in participated to a peace march and candle light vigil in front of the Chinese local official building, sentenced to 2 years prison terms each, according to wokar online news in Tibetan language yesterday.  They are currently imprisoned in Tongkor detention center, near Siling-township, Tso-ngon region, eastern Tibet.

Dharamshala—An ordained  monk since he was 13 years old Jigme was  involved in monastic art and played many ritual instruments, he also acted as the vice chairman if the Democratic Management Committee.  Today when 42 year old Jigme was released form Chinese custody he did not look like the gregarious man once was, the Tibetan center for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) said, "Jigme looked very frail when he reached home after months in detention."

Dharamshala: TibetPost-28-April-2009-Three Tibetan monks from Shapten Monastery in Nagchu county in Tibet were arrested by Chinese authorities on 11 April, they have not been charged. Friends and relatives are unaware of the potential reasons these three were arrested, families are unable to get information about their wellbeing, and they can't provide food and necessary clothing items.

Dharamshala: TibetPost-23-April-2009-A press released by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) yesterday said it condemns in strongest terms the framing of Tulku Phurbu Tsering Rinpoche on weapon charges related to last year's peaceful protests in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi). This is the first known case of senior Buddhist leader being tried in court with a serious charge linked to last year's demonstration.

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