Dharamshala, India — A court of China's communist authoritarian regime in eastern Tibet has handed down heavy sentences to a young Tibetan man and his aunt for organsing a conspicuous protest in public against the law of the land and leaking state secrets.

Dharamshala, India — Chinese authorities in Sershul county in the Kardze region of esatern Tibet have arrested three Tibetans after a man in his 20s shouted slogans calling for the release of the 11th Panchen Lama, who disappeared into Chinese custody as a child in 1995, becoming the world's youngest political prisoner.

Chinese authorities in Qinghai province have sentenced nine Tibetans to to prison terms ranging between three and seven years for for running an “illegal organisation,” demanding the return of community land taken by authorities but then left unused since 2011.

Dharamshala, India — Chinese authorities have sentenced Lodoe Gyatso, a former Tibetan political prisoner, to 18 years in prison while his wife has been given a two-year prison term. Last year, on 28 January, Lodoe Gyatso, alias Sogkhar Lodoe, staged a peaceful solo protest in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet shouting slogans against Chinese oppressive authoritarian regime's rule in Tibet.

Dharamshala, India — A former Tibetan political prisoner who was severely tortured for singing the Tibetan national anthem in 2016, passed away in a hospital in Chengdu on Friday 26 April. A local source indicates that he died from prolonged illness sustained through torture suffered while in Chinese police custody in April 2016.

Dharamshala — A Tibetan student, expressing critique about the declining number of job opportunities for Tibetans, was currently detained by the Chinese authorities. Tibetans are increasingly disadvantaged as civil service exams, requiring proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, are biased towards Chinese students.

Dharamshala, India — Foreign travelers, including tourists, journalists, and diplomats are barred from visiting Central Tibet for two months as the totalitarian communist regime in China has closed the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) to the world.

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