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Update on Tibet Demonstrations, 17 May 2008

14 May 2008: Karze (Ch: Ganzi) County, Karze “TAP”, Kham (incorporated into Chinese Province of Sichuan) – Three different protests took place on the same day Four nuns (Yeshi Choetso alias Yigha, age 36, Gyalgha Lhamo, age 54, Deyang, age…


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Dalai Lama Says Not Seeking Independence From China

Bochum, Germany, 16 May 2008 (AFP) – The Dalai Lama insisted Friday he is not seeking independence for Tibet, as he pressed ahead with a five-country Western tour two months after deadly violence erupted in his homeland. “We want to…


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Australian Senate passes motion on Tibet

Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown and Vice Chairman of All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet on 15 May, moved the following motion on Tibet in the Australian Senate. All the political Parties – Labor, Liberal, Greens, Nationals, Democrats and…


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Tibetans hold special prayers for China Quake victims

The Department of Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration organised a special prayer session for the victims of the powerful earthquake that rocked southwestern parts of China, at the main Buddhist temple in Dharamshala, India, on 14 May…