tibet-post-header
Tibet: News Tibet Update on Dege Jodha County, Eastern Tibet protesters

Update on Dege Jodha County, Eastern Tibet protesters

E-mail Print
30october20091Dharamshala: A source from Tibet said on 10-13 March 2009, inhabitants of four villages in the Upper Lhopo region of Dege Jodha county in Eastern Tibet let their livestock eat their crops as a form of peaceful demonstration against the violence enacted by the Chinese government throughout Tibet since the 10 March 2008 protests. A few neighboring villages also followed their example. Recently, the same four villages refused to accept tractors from the government, and some local young adults expressed their dissatisfaction with Chinese rule.

As a result, Chinese authorities and security officers arrested eight Tibetans this month: Lama Palchen Wangyal, aged 25, son of Dhalong Martsang; Lama Palchen's brother, Kalsang Gyaltsen, 19; Choega, 31, from the Tashi family; Tenpa Namgyal, 25, from the Merag family; Tenpa's brother, Thupten Namgyal, 20; Ogyen Sonam, 19, from the Drachoegon family; Paljor, 26, son-in-law of the Gegya family; Thupten, 21, also from the Gegya family.

Of this group, Kalsang Gyaltsen, Thupten and Oygen Sonam were released, but were hospitalized due to the brutal beatings they received during their detainment. The detainees were tortured by Chinese officials, who interrogated them to find out who was responsible for plotting, leading and backing the villagers' protest.

Chinese soldiers and civil authorities have also tightened their control over the local area by holding mandatory public meetings.

The Tibetan people are requesting the protection and release of the remaining detainees through appeals to global organizations and campaigns dedicated to the Tibetan cause, as well as media coverage.

Report provided by Geshe Monlam Tharchin, member of Tibetan Parliament in exile

 


......


Tibetan Children’s Village celebrates 54th Founding Anniversary

Tibetan Children’s Village celebrates 54th Founding Anniversary

Dharamshala: - Students paraded to the b...

Tibetan Delek Hospital marks its 43rd founding anniversary

Tibetan Delek Hospital marks its 43rd founding anniversary

Dharamshala: - Tibetan hospital that pro...

TED strengthens Tibetan economy through various initiatives

TED strengthens Tibetan economy through various initiatives

Dharamshala: - Focusing efforts on stren...

Free Spirit Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

Free Spirit Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

Dharamshala: - The Free Spirit Film Fest...

Leading Indian Filmmaker to produce Tibetan-themed film

Leading Indian Filmmaker to produce Tibetan-themed film

Dharamshala: - A leading Indian filmmake...

Tibet's culture showcased at New York Tibetan festival

Tibet's culture showcased at New York Tibetan festival

Dharamshala: - Over 1,000 Tibetans of Ne...

Tibet World celebrates first anniversary in Dharamshala, India

Tibet World celebrates first anniversary in Dharamshala, India

Dharamshala: - The non-profit organisati...

Sikyong of Tibet congratulates 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winners

Sikyong of Tibet congratulates 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winners

Dharamshala: - Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sanga...

Online Translation

English Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Croatian Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swahili Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish