Tibet Watch News
Tibetan travel releases notice barring Hong Kong tourists from taking its tours to Qinghai and Sichuan amidst protests in the city.
A court sentenced Tibetan monk Lobsang Dorjee to three years in prison on 3 September
Tibetans could face up to eight years in prison for sharing a range of information and news on WeChat.
Tibetans in south-eastern Tibetan have been detained on suspicion of “organising a mob to disturb social order” and “provoking trouble” court documents show.
The Chinese government has completed the relocation of 2,693 people from three Tibetan-majority townships to a new site in Pema Town, Pashoe County.
A Chinese technology company has published a job advert which bars Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongolians and Sichuanese people from applying, a copy of the advert obtained by Tibet Watch shows.
Tibet Watch has learned of the detention of three Tibetan monks in eastern Tibet during the past three years. The monks, one of whom has since been tried and imprisoned, are all being held in undisclosed locations.
Tibet Watch has learned that local Chinese Communist Party authorities have offered rewards of up around to 42,750 US dollars to citizen informers who report online or digital based activities that are considered to be illegal by the state.
Among those removed from the religious community are 70 nuns, who have since been detained.
We have received confirmation that Ngawang Gyaltsen, a Tibetan political prisoner, was released from prison earlier this year after completing his prison sentence.
A senior Chinese politician has visited eastern Tibet in what he called an effort to raise awareness for the government's new policies on religion and “national unity” in the region.
The Chinese authorities have said the architecture of a main hall in Anfu Buddhist temple in China violates “Han Buddhist principles” and must be “rectified”.
Three pictures identifying Tibetans who set themselves on fire in 2012 as a protest against Chinese rule have been sent to Tibet Watch by Buddhist monks.
Authorities in Tibet have forced around 30,000 monks and nuns across the TAR to take exams on Chinese law. The tests asked questions on legislation around religion and espionage.
CCP authorities have ordered primary and middle schools in the Golok Tibet Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai province to give lessons in Chinese instead of Tibetan.
A former Tibetan political prisoner has died at the age of fifty following his release from prison where he was beaten and tortured in Chinese custody.
Two Tibetans in eastern Tibet have received prison sentences following a series of local gatherings to mark the 30th birthday of the Panchen Lama.
A Tibetan student has been arrested after writing an essay which criticises the lack of government job opportunities for Tibetans.
Citizens across Tibet celebrated national Tibetan calligraphy day on 30 April this year, the third time the annual event has been marked since its creation in 2017.
Pema Wangchen, a former political detainee in his early thirties, passed away in a hospital in Chengdu on Friday 26 April.
Privacy fears as Chinese authorities roll out personal social security cards in Tibet.
Nine Tibetans have been sentenced to prison terms ranging between three and seven years for what China has called organised crime, extortion and assembling a mob to disturb the social order.
The Chinese government is forcing Tibetans living in poverty to memorise and recite the names of CCP leaders and the Chinese national anthem in return for financial aid from the state .
The Chinese government has sentenced a Tibetan activist to eighteen years in prison after he released a video on social media calling for world peace and a free Tibet ahead of a protest outside the Potala Palace.
Lekshey Thubten, a former political prisoner of around 50 years of age, has passed away due to ill health. Thubten lived in Lhundrub County in central Tibet near Lhasa, where he was a monk at Phenpo Nalanda Monastery.
Tibetan Buddhists at Sera Monastery in Lhasa have been instructed to show gratitude to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and stand resolutely against separatism.
Tibetan political prisoners arrested for their role in the 2008 uprising have developed “severe” health conditions in Chinese run prisons as a result of forced labour and torture.
Chinese authorities tightened security in Tibet and put more restrictions on movement in the country over the 60th anniversary of the 10 March 1959 national uprising this year.
Chinese authorities have helped install facial recognition surveillance across 200 new taxis in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa ahead of the anniversary of the 10 March 1959 uprising.
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