Dharamshala, India — In its extensive efforts to further tighten controls in Tibet over Internet freedoms, particularly the rights to free expression, association and political participation, the communist-authoritarian regime in China has announced fixed-term imprisonment of up to eight years for 'illegal' online content, according to a Tibetan rights group based in India.

Dharamshala, India — New photo and video materials have been smuggled out of eastern Tibet recently, shedding more light on the repressive policies and tactics used by the Chinese government over the past few years to crush the Yachen Gar Buddhist center and violently crack down on thousands of Buddhist monks and nuns, leading to the forced removal of over 7,000 students.

Dharamshala, India —Accused of unknown charges, a Tibetan Buddhist monk has been given a four-year sentence in July this year and his exact whereabouts and condition remain unknown. Two other Buddhist monks also from Kirti Monastery in Ngaba of eastern Tibet have meanwhile being missing after being taken into custody by Chinese police.

Dharamshala, India — Chinese authorities in Sershul county in the Kardze region of esatern Tibet have arrested three Tibetans after a man in his 20s shouted slogans calling for the release of the 11th Panchen Lama, who disappeared into Chinese custody as a child in 1995, becoming the world's youngest political prisoner.

Dharamshala, India — Chinese authorities in eastern Tibet have detained a Tibetan man for sharing a photo of the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama on mobile messaging app WeChat while imposing new tightening rules on the instant-messaging tools.

Dharamshala, India — A court of China's communist authoritarian regime in eastern Tibet has handed down heavy sentences to a young Tibetan man and his aunt for organsing a conspicuous protest in public against the law of the land and leaking state secrets.

Dharamshala, India — A former Tibetan political prisoner who was severely tortured for singing the Tibetan national anthem in 2016, passed away in a hospital in Chengdu on Friday 26 April. A local source indicates that he died from prolonged illness sustained through torture suffered while in Chinese police custody in April 2016.

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