Dharamshala, India — A Tibetan monk who was detained after being taken into custody last year by Chinese police in Ngaba County, eastern Tibet was sentenced this week to a five-year prison term over allegedly engaging in 'political activities.'

Dharamshala — According to reports, three Tibetans holding valid foreign passports and visas to enter China were detained, denied entry and ultimately deported from the country last week at the Chengdu airport in Sichuan Province.

Dharamshala — According to sources from the region, political prisoner Lodroe, who was arrested in 2008 after the protests in Lhasa, has been released from prison after serving a ten year sentence.

Dharamshala — Reports have indicated that Chinese authorities have been building up the military in preparation of Tibetan Uprising Day on March 10th. Chinese authorities allegedly held a major military drill in Lhasa on March 2 coined the 'wall of steel.'

Dharamshala — Last week videos showing Lhasa's Jokhang temple in flames circulated social media sparking concerns for Tibetans all over the world. In the aftermath of the fire on February 17, questions have also emerged over Chinese censoring of the event.

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