In that tragic land, once a free and peaceful nation, reports today of a Tibetan who self-immolated in protest of China’s illegal and violent occupation of Tibet. Details are few at the time of this post. A Tibetan youth, named as Dhorbo, set himself ablaze on November 4 2018 in Ngaba region of eastern Tibet’s Amdo region self-immolation.
Image: courtesy of the bravery of Tibetans inside occupied Tibet
Thanks to those immensely courageous Tibetans for getting news of this to the wider world.
Image via @tibettruth (double click for larger view)
As the western world prepares to gather around the table to celebrate the festive season across the tragic lands of occupied Tibet, in Amdo region another Tibetan self-immolated in protest at China’s illegal and violent occupation. Details remain unclear, what is known however is that the protest took place on December 23 near Kirti Monastery. A video has been posted the appears to be cell-phone footage of the event.
More details to follow.
Graphic via @tibettruth
The Swiss authorities were prepared literally to shoot unarmed Tibetans on the streets of Bern who had gathered to protest the visit of Chinese President, Xi Jinping. It mattered not to the city’s government that local Tibetan associations had already agreed to severe restrictions, imposed by the office of Municipal Security Director Mr Reto Nause. Nor were city officials reassured by a Tibetan committment to a peaceful and cooperative event. The priority was to take all necessary action, including state approved murder, to ensure that the Chinese visit was not threatened by non-violent Tibetan Buddhists. No high-powered assault rifles were targeted at pro-China demonstrators.
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Chinese tyrant, Xi Jinping is presently in in Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, trade, profit and global markets will of course dominate, while at a restricted zone in the city of Bern a Tibetan protest is to be allowed by the Swiss authorities. Unfortunately the Chinese President will not be exposed to the justified dissent and opposition of Tibetans, who are enduring the bitter Winter conditions to remind the world of Tibet’s plight. Why? Well, thanks to the priorities of the Swiss authorities the demonstration has been approved only with a number of conditions. These include it lasting only a few hours, ending prior before the arrival of Xi Jinping and being located in a location that will be far removed from the Chinese leader. So what we have is appeasement in order to protect China’s sensitivities on the subject of Tibet, while offering Tibetans a token and diluted protest.
News broke today of a Tibetan who self-immolated in protest at China’s violent and illegal occupation of Tibet, the incident happened around 5pm local Tibetan time. The man has been identified as Tashi Rabten aged 30 who engulfed himself in flames at Machu, within Amdo region of occupied Tibet.
Image: courtesy of Dossier Tibet
Many thanks to Claudio Tecchio of Dossier Tibet for the heads-up on this latest development.
Graphic from @tibettruth/photos from a very brave Tibetan inside occupied Tibet