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.
Washington, DC — In a nationwide campaign in China against so-called “illegal content,” Chinese authorities are offering rewards to those who inform on others suspected of reading or speaking about, for instance, foreign newspaper articles or broadcasts about Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
Dharamshala, India — A senior Tibetan Buddhist monk in eastern Tibet has recently called on exiled Tibetan President Dr Lobsang Sangay to send His Holiness the Dalai Lama's special envoy to restart the dialogue with the Chinese government because China always says it's door is always open for the dialogue with the Tibetan representatives on resolving Tibet issue.
Dharamshala, India — A Tibetan youth burned himself to death Sunday shouting slogans calling for His Holiness the Dalai Lama's return to Tibet, in a restive county in Ngaba County of north-eastern Tibet where Chinese authorities have imposed among the tightest controls to check self-immolation protests, said sources with links to the region.