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  • Tibetan Nun Self-Immolator Identified

    A previously unnamed Tibetan nun who set herself on fire Saturday to protest Chinese rule in a Tibetan county in Sichuan province has now been identified, but her condition remains unknown, Tibetan sources in the region and in exile said Monday.

  • Driru Area Tibetans Sentenced in Secret

    Three Tibetans detained last year on suspicion of involvement in activities challenging Chinese rule have been handed long terms in jail, with their families only recently learning of their fate, according to sources in the region and in exile.

  • Six More Monks Detained in Tibet's Sog County

    Chinese authorities have detained six Tibetan monks on suspicion of activities challenging Beijing’s rule amid a continuing security crackdown in a restive county in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), according to sources.

  • Monks Detained Over Painting of Tibetan Independence Slogans

    Chinese authorities have detained two monks in connection with the painting of Tibetan independence slogans on boulders amid a crackdown in a restive county in the Tibet Autonomous Region, and have tightened controls on monasteries in neighboring Qinghai province, according to sources.

  • Rights Groups Ask Thailand Not to Deport Uyghurs Back to China

    Thailand came under pressure Friday not to deport more than 200 Uyghurs back to China after they were detained near the Thai border with Malaysia while fleeing ethnic tension at home.

Other News

  • Apr 04, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    Calls Grow for Release of Detained Chinese Lawyers

    Authorities in the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang are still holding three prominent rights lawyers who tried to secure the release of a client from an unofficial detention center, or "black jail," amid growing calls for their release.

  • Apr 04, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    Dozens Held After Inner Mongolian Herders Beaten by Police

    Chinese authorities in the troubled northern region of Inner Mongolia are holding nearly 40 people following clashes between police and protesting herding communities in recent days, local residents and a U.S.-based rights group said on Thursday.

  • Apr 03, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    Tibetans Renew Protest Over Land Seized for Highway

    More than a hundred Tibetans in northwestern China’s Gansu province on Wednesday protested the seizure of farmland for the construction of highways tied to state-linked gold mining and industrial activities they say are polluting the environment, according to sources in the area.

  • Apr 02, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    Uyghur Farmers Detained After Posting Land Complaints Online

    Three Uyghur farmers campaigning for compensation for land confiscated in their village in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region were detained and taken away to another city this week after posting a statement outlining their grievances online, farmers said.

  • Mar 28, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    Chinese Police Freeze Bank Accounts of Uyghur Dissident

    Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have frozen the bank accounts of a detained outspoken ethnic minority Uyghur scholar, leaving his family with no money to live on, according to his wife.