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, 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 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 — 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.