Dharamshala: This morning, the occupying Chinese army in Tibet conducted the second of two anti-terror drills in the past week to safeguard against a "criminal gang" plotting a large scale explosion in Tibetan capital Lhasa. Officials said that holding such simulated attacks would enhance police and military personnel's ability to handle emergencies and bolster their determination and self-confidence, effectively maintaining social stability in the Tibetan Autonomous Region.

Dharamshala: Sources from inside Tibet report the sentencing of one and arrest of six Tibetans from Ngaba County. They are believed to have been involved in March 2008's protests over the unlawful detention and killing of Tibetans.

Dharamshala: According to a source from Tibet, several Tibetan people were tortured by the Chinese armed police and troops, when a Tibetan national flag was raised at a public gathering in Nangchen County eastern Tibet on 16th of September 2009.

Dharamshala: According to reliable information received today by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), a Tibetan monk from Drepung Monastery has died from torture in a Chinese detention center, Lhasa. He is alleged to have died in August 2009.

Dharamshala: Saga Dawa Festival, which falls on April 15 in the Tibetan lunar calender, is celebrated as the day of Buddha Sakyamuni's birth, enlightment, and death, by Buddhists aross the world. At this year's festival, on June 7 of the western calendar, Chinese authorities deployed thousands of armed military personnel to every corner of Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital city, to crackdown on 200 Tibetan businessmen and merchants circubulating while chanting, "May the gods be victorious."

Dharamshala: Three Tibetan ex-political prisoners, not involved in recent protests according to official Tibetan media, have been re-sentenced by the Peoples' intermediate court of Lhasa for secretly providing information to contacts outside Tibet, with the intention of compromising national security. Wangdu, Phuntsok Dorjee, and Tsewang Dorjee, whose sentences range from eight years to life in prison, had been living and working in Lhasa for the past year when they were rearrested at their homes by Lhasa secret police without warrant, and re-sentenced in October 2008.

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