Dharamshala, India — Chinese authorities in eastern Tibet have detained a Tibetan man for sharing a photo of the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama on mobile messaging app WeChat while imposing new tightening rules on the instant-messaging tools.
Dharamshala, India —Accused of unknown charges, a Tibetan Buddhist monk has been given a four-year sentence in July this year and his exact whereabouts and condition remain unknown. Two other Buddhist monks also from Kirti Monastery in Ngaba of eastern Tibet have meanwhile being missing after being taken into custody by Chinese police.
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.
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.