UPDATE: Tibetan Self-Immolates In Bora Town, Amdo Region Of Occupied Tibet

 

UPDATE: Now confirmed that a sixteen year-old Tibetan male, named as Mr Chagdor Kyab from Bora Amdo, self-immolated in the vicinity of the local monastery, shouting, (according to a source quoted by Radio Free Asia) “Tibet wants freedom” and “Let His Holiness the Dalai Lama come back to Tibet” while engulfed by flames, It remains unclear if he survived, as he was swiftly taken away by Chinese paramilitary.

A report from VOA Tibetan today confirmed that an as yet unidentified Tibetan man self-immolated  on May 2nd in Bora, a town within Tibet’s Amdo region. According to sources he was swiftly taken away, leaving it is reported people in the town unaware that the protest took place. We shall post further details as they emerge.

Tortured Tibetan Released Now Being Described As Chinese By Prominent News Source On Tibet

Images showing Lobsang Sangyal before (left) and upon release (main) from a Chinese prison.

Images showing Lobsang Sangyal before (left) and upon release (main) from a Chinese prison.

Image: photos taken by a courageous Tibetan inside occupied Tibet/graphic via @tibettruth

According to the Tibetan Center for Democracy and Human Rights (TCHRD) “On 12 November, a Tibetan monk named Lobsang Sangyal was released from Mianyang prison near the provincial capital of Chengdu, Sichuan Province in People’s Republic of China”.

Unfortunately due to an editorial policy of TCHRD we do not share or post their reports, why so? Well for some curious reason this Tibetan staffed and managed organization, based in the exiled Tibetan community of Dharamsala, India,  consistently repeats and promotes propaganda terminology used by the Chinese regime to support its bogus claims that Tibet is an inalienable part of China.  The result is that what are clearly Tibetan towns, villages, and territories are regularly described using cynically fabricated Chinese-sounding terms.This is a gross misrepresentation of the facts regarding Tibet’s geographic and territorial status as a distinct land and culture whose people enjoyed prior to invasion by China in 1950 national freedom with their own government. The TCHRD appears unconcerned by the reality that within international law Tibet remains an independent nation under an illegal occupation. Nor does it appear aware that in employing China’s disinformation it  misleads those who regard its publications as a trusted source of information on Tibet. Furthermore its tainted reports, which conform in regards to Tibetan geography with official Chinese descriptions and titles,  are effectively endorsing China’s rule over Tibet.

As we have noted before if TCHRD wishes to present itself as a balanced and neutral source, then surely it could, without too much effort in its reportage, describe places accurately as Tibetan (city, town, village, region) and then add in parenthesis the politicized Chinese version. But it does not do so, preferring to emphasize such locations as being in Chinese provinces within China, that is a political decision on its part. Which we oppose!

This is why we choose not to spread reports from TCHRD  and prefer to rewrite their content to more accurately inform those who may have little knowledge on Tibet, which we do so below concerning this latest release of a Tibetan political prisoner.

‘Lobsang Sangyal was a monk at Kirti Monastery in Ngaba, Amdo region of occupied Tibet (Chinese: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province). Chinese authorities restricted the monk’s family members from receiving him outside the prison. Compared to his pre-prison picture with the present, Lobsang Sangyal appears very weak and is said to suffer from memory loss, according to exile Tibetan sources.Previous information released by TCHRD indicates that the monk was detained soon after the self-immolation of his cousin Lobsang Kelsang, also a monk at Kirti Monastery, on 27 August 2012. However exile sources claim that Lobsang Sangyal had been detained several times before his imprisonment in 2012. The reason for 2012 detention that led to his four-year sentencing was due to the sale and distribution of Dalai Lama’s photos and records of the teachings of the Tibetan spiritual leader. TCHRD is unable to verify the exact charges although Lobsang Sangyal has been released. The charges and sentence term imposed on him still remain vague because of the extreme restrictions imposed by the Chinese authorities inside Tibet. Lobsang Sangyal is believed to have returned to his monastery.’ (Source: TCHRD 11/18/2016-Amended to include accurate Tibetan locations)

We wonder how Lobsang Sangyal would feel upon hearing that the TCHRD described him as coming from Sichuan Province in China?

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Anonymous Target Chinese Mining Company Operating In Tibet

Image: print-screen from tweet by @AnonymousTibet

There’s a been a number of reports coming out of Tibet’s eastern regions of Kham and Amdo about Tibetans protesting against Chinese mining corporations that are causing environmental pollution and destruction of ecology. One such company is mining for gold at a mountain considered sacred by Tibetans, now it has attracted the attention of Anonymous hacktivists who have been all over social media in the past few days to notify folks that the website of that Chinese company is to be targeted. Today our Twitter account received further information on this and what’s been called ‘Operation Goldfucker’ has been launched. Many thanks to @AnonymousTibet and @teamriddler for sharing updates on this ongoing action.

Showing Compassion In Tibet Now A Crime Of Murder!

Original photo via tchrd/graphic from @tibettruth

In another political show trial China’s regime has revealed its contempt for genuine justice and charged November 3 a number of Tibetans in Ngaba region of Amdo, eastern Tibet with murder. It would appear that displaying compassion and support to anyone who sacrifices themselves for the freedom of Tibet is regarded as a criminal act! Details of the case have been released by the exiled Tibetan organization Gu Chu Sum and may be read on may be read on Dossier Tibet’s site

Tibetan Student Self-Immolates In Protest Of Chinese Occupation

Lhamo Tashi Offered His Life To Protest China's Illegal & Violent Occupation Of Tibet

Lhamo Tashi Offered His Life To Protest China’s Illegal & Violent Occupation Of Tibet

Image:voa

A Tibetan student from Tsoe City in Amdo region of occupied Tibet, self-immolated September 17 in protest of China’s illegal and violent rule in Tibet, the 22 year-old sacrificed himself outside Chinese security offices.

According to a VOA bulletin: “His family who live in Drukdo village, Amchok township, were informed of their son’s self-immolation by the security police who told them that he had died. However when family members traveled to Tsoe the next day and requested that their son’s body be given to them, the police told them that Tashi had been cremated already and then gave the family a some ash which they told the family were that of their son. Lhamo Tashi’s father is Chopa Tsering and his mother’s name is Dhukar Tso.”

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Eds Note: Appreciation to RTYC Delhi for sharing information on this brave Tibetan’s action