Dharamshala: When Tsering Dorjee (AKA the Lion Man) was a small boy in Tibet, he was a free spirit, uncontained by any limits or boundaries. Anyone who watches his flamboyant one-man shows in Dharamshala, northern India, today would concur that the same still holds true.

Dharamshala: - In the final part of a series of special interviews conducted by American journalist Paul Eggers, Tsering Samdup, storekeeper at Gu Chu Sum college for Tibetan ex-political prisoners in Dharamsala, north India, describes participating in a protest in Tibetan capital Lhasa, and his subesequent imprisonment and torture.

Dharamshala: - In the second of a series of interviews conducted by American journalist Paul Eggers, Penpa Tsering describes how his former role as a worker in a Chinese government office affected the treatment he received in jail in Lhasa.

In the first of a series of special interviews conducted by American journalist Paul Eggers, Soepa, a student at Gu Chu Sum college for Tibetan ex-political prisoners in Dharamsala, north India, speaks about his experiences of torture in Chinese prisons in Tibet and his hopes for the future.

Dharamshala: - In the third of a series of special interviews conducted by American journalist Paul Eggers, Lukar Sham, Vice President of Gu Chu Sum college for Tibetan ex-political prisoners in Dharamsala, north India, speaks about his time in prison in Tibet and the future of the Tibetan movement.

Protests by Tibetans who defy Beijing's sovereignty have been routine for 50 years. However, over the past 11 months a new type of demonstration by Tibetan Buddhists, mostly monks and nuns, has taken place, shocking the world community. Tibetan Buddhists are sacrificing their lives by setting themselves on fire, sending the message loud and clear - the Tibet issue is alive.

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