All posts by: Tenzin Jigme

Political prisoner’s early release seen as attempt to avoid detention-related death

April 4, 2013 | Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy A long-serving Tibetan political prisoner, Dawa Gyaltsen, now about 47, was released two years earlier than the expected date for exhibiting “good behaviour”, according to information received by TCHRD...
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Tibetan Political Activist Freed After 17 Years in Jail

Radio Free Asia | April 2, 2013 A popular Tibetan activist has been freed after serving 17 years in prison with hard labor for seeking independence for Tibet and calling for the long life of Tibet’s spirtual leader, the Dalai...
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“Remembering the Missing Monk Golog Jigme”

By Tsering Woeser, Tibetan Blogger A week ago, an unknown person with an Amdo Tibetan dialect phoned me to hurriedly tell me that Golog Jigme had maybe been arrested. At the time, I was just passing Ramoche Temple and saw...
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Confusion grows around missing Tibetan monk filmmaker

Not unusually, an already confusing situation in Tibet just got worse. Twenty-seven Tibetans have self-immolated in protest against Chinese this month alone, according to Human Rights Watch. That’s almost one a day. Against this chaotic backdrop, Chinese authorities have issued an...
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Tibet’s Heroes; My Heroes by Tenzin Jigme

Any demand for freedom or expression of opposition to the Chinese government is met with the harshest of punishment in Tibet. In years past China executed people for their beliefs, and today thousands are imprisoned and tortured. This group is...
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