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No Confirmation of Release of Tibetan Prisoners

“We are yet to receive independent confirmation of the release of these [Tibetan] prisoners,” said Thubten Samphel, information secretary of the Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamshala, while reacting to a Xinhua news agency’s report that the Chinese government has…


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Update on Tibet Demonstrations, 21 Jun 2008

18 June 2008: Lhasa – Protests seemed to have occurred in Drepung and Sera monasteries A gunshot was fired in Drepung monastery, in Lhasa, on 18 June or 15th day of the 4th month of Tibetan lunar calender which is…


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China vows to ‘smash’ Dalai Lama

Amid tight security, the torch arrived in front of Potala Palace, the Dalai Lama’s former chief residence, carried by Caidan Zhuoma, a famous Tibetan singer. Local Government officials used the event to attack the Tibetan spiritual leader. “Tibet’s sky will…


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Riot police patrol Tibetan streets ahead of torch relay

People’s Armed Police soldiers patrol in front of Potala Palace. (Reuters/Kyodo) The Olympic torch will be carried through Tibet today despite the efforts of protesters around the world. The torch relay will start at Norbulingka, the old summer palace, and…


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Tibetan monk makes appeal for niece

A Tibetan monk living in Australia is appealing for help in the search for his niece, who has been missing in his homeland for nearly a month. Geshe Sonam Thargye told SBS World News his niece, a nun, went missing…