Dawa Rinpoche, a senior religious figure from Shag Rongpo Monastery in Nagchu, Tibet, who was being politically persecuted, died earlier this year, yet the Chinese authorities blocked information and imposed various restrictions on his funeral, which Tibetans were also forbidden from attending.

Further reinforcing its campaign and policy of Tibetan identity and cultural genocide, China has detained three students from Chamdo, eastern Tibet recently for speaking out against the Chinese government's Sinicisation of education policy. They are still in the custody of the Chinese police.

Dharamshala, India — Chinese authorities continue to crack down on Tibetans in Draggo County after a Buddha statue was destroyed in Draggo County, Kham Region, Eastern Tibet. The plight of former Tibetan political prisoners is worsening, with no freedom of movement in Draggo County.

Dharamshala, India — Tibetan well-known young singer Tsewang Norbu has self-immolated in front of the Potala Palace, the resident of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Tibet, to protest against China’s oppressive policies and inhuman treatment of Tibetans, and sadly passed away.

Dharamshala, India — At least 13 Tibetans were detained by Chinese authorities for allegedly posting photos of the recently demolished 99-foot tall Buddha statue and the three-story statue of Jetsun Jampa Gonpo (Maitreyanatha) on China's social media platform (Wechat) and for having "politically sensitive content" on their mobile phones.

Dharamshala, India — Tashi Wangchuk, the former political prisoner and Tibetan language advocate, went to Yushu city to meet with top officials to ask them to strengthen the use of the Tibetan language inside and outside the government and schools, but later Chinese police summoned him to the police station and interrogated him for more than two hours.

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