Appeasing China, Tibet

Tibet’s Aspiration For Independence Consumed To The Flames By Exiled Tibetan Administration

Tibet's Aspiration For Independence Consumed To The Flames By Exiled Tibetan Administration

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Tibet’s culture is being burned into oblivion by the occupying Chinese regime, yet blazing even more fiercely within Tibetan hearts is the hope that one day their land shall be free of China’s tyranny and that their rightful independence will be regained. This aspiration has fueled resistance to Chinese rule since Tibet was invaded in 1950. More recently it has been a major demand issued by Tibetans who have self-immolated. A reality not only ignored by the exiled Tibetan Administration but cynically re-written, an action we oppose and expose.

This is our statement, released January 3, 2020 across social media.

News Item, Tibet

Another Tibetan Burns In A Decade Of Self-Immolation Protests In Tibet

Another Tibetan Burns In A Decade Of Self-Immolation Protests In Tibet

Image: made available by courageous Tibetans

Reports coming out from Ngaba in Amdo region of occupied Tibet that today a Tibetan named as Yonten carried out a self-immolation protest against the brutal and illegal occupation of Tibet by the Chinese.

Another Tibetan Burns In A Decade Of Self-Immolation Protests In Tibet

Image: made available by courageous Tibetans

That news of this latest sacrifice has managed to get out is testament to the bravery and determination of Tibetans whose land has been placed under a suffocating totalitarian black-out. They took immense risks in making sure information on Yonten’s action reached a global audience.

Another Tibetan Burns In A Decade Of Self-Immolation Protests In Tibet

Like all the Tibetan heroes who stand up against the brutal tyranny of Chinese rule, his sacrifice will not be forgotten.

* Our appreciation to Jigme Ugen for sharing information on this protest.

Demonstrations, News Item, Tibet

Ngaba Area of Tibet’s Amdo Region Has Another Self-Immolation Protest

 

Dugkho, a brave hero of Tibet who gave his life.

Image: via courageous Tibetans inside Tibet

Updated 12/14/18-Reports from Ngaba area of eastern Tibet’s Amdo region of a further self-immolation protests.

Image: via courageous Tibetans inside Tibet

Two 16 year-old Tibetan boys named as Gendun Gyatso and Choekyi Gyatso self-immolated Saturday December 8th against China’s violent and illegal occupation of Tibet.

Demonstrations, News Item, Tibet

Tibetan Self-Immolates Against China’s Illegal And Violent Occupation Of Tibet

In that tragic land of a once free and peaceful Tibet we are hearing today, reports of another self-immolation. Details at the time of this post are not completely detailed, but a Tibetan man named as Tseko, self-immolated today in Ngaba, within Tibet’s Amdo region. An action taken in protest at China’s illegal and violent occupation.

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.

Demonstrations, News Item, Tibet

Tibetan Self-Immolates In Ngaba Region Of Tibet

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.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous, Tibet

Terrorized Tibetans Afraid To Show Compassion To Self-Immolator

That China’s regime is guilty of cultural genocide against the Tibetan people is known the world over, and despite the propaganda gloss; which claims Tibet was ‘liberated’ and that since then Tibetans have enjoyed economic and social progress, people are not fooled by such disinformation.

What’s perhaps not realized though is the fear which China’s tyranny exerts upon Tibetans, it has traumatized an entire people, the psychological damage arising from years of abuse, oppression and military occupation has terrorized Tibetans. They feel asphyxiated and under an ever present condition of anxiety, for the consequences of a stray word or action are grim indeed!

There’s much evidence to support this, including studies on the rise of alcohol abuse within Tibet (the availability of cheap alcohol is but one toxic consequence of Chinese rule) and also the documented testimony of Tibetans who have reported on the harrowing conditions they face.

If you want an insight into the terror which has been instilled into Tibetans by China’s regime then look no further than the disturbing videos which are available online of self-immolations against Chinese rule. They are of course extremely unsettling, yet apart from the sacrifice and harrowing nature of protest, there’s something equally worrying, hidden in plain sight. This can be seen in the video below (advisory-graphic content) which shows a 63 year-old Tibetan, named as the Venerable Tengha, who self-immolated November 26 2017 in Kardze, Kham region of eastern Tibet, in protest against China’s vicious and illegal occupation of Tibet.

It’s almost impossible not to find your attention fixed on the actions of that courageous Tibetan as he rolls in flames across the ground, but if you can refocus onto the Tibetans standing within feet of this event. Ask yourself why is it that not one of them runs to the aid of their compatriot? You may also question why it is that a people whose main religion is Buddhism appear to be bereft of any sense of compassion as he suffers before their eyes? Just what is it that seems to holding them there like silent witnesses? Where is the basic human nature to intervene?

What you are seeing here is of course not an absence of humanity, or a desire to help someone in such a plight, nor indeed is there any lack of compassion within Tibetans, the reason is simply one of fear! Such is the machinery of terror imposed upon people in Tibet that they repress a natural instinct to bring assistance, and are internally conflicted between acting in accordance with their Buddhist culture of compassion and the dark consequences of associating themselves with the self-immolation protestor.

Can you begin to imagine what it must be like to find yourself repressing your values, moral standards and basic humanity for fear of being arrested and tortured?

Demonstrations, News Item, Tibet

Tibetan Self-Immolates Against China’s Violent & Illegal Occupation Of Tibet

Reports today from occupied Tibet that a 63 year-old Tibetan named as the Venerable Tengha, self-immolated in Kardze, Kham region of eastern Tibet, in protest against China’s vicious and illegal occupation of Tibet. Further details to come.

Venerable Tengha self-immolated against Chinese rule in Tibet.

Photo: courtesy of Jigme Ugen

Demonstrations, News Item, Tibet

Tibetan Self-Immolates in Kardze, Kham Region of Occupied Tibet

Still taken from video showing un-named Tibetan lying on the ground following self-immolation

Image: via Dossier Tibet

‘An unidentified Tibetan monk has self-immolated today in Karze, in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham. The Tibetan monk staged a self-immolation protest earlier this morning to challenge the communist regime. It further reported that local officials rushed to the scene and extinguished the flame some minutes into the protest.

The officials took charge of the charred body and carried away. No detailed information about the identity of the monk and whether he is alive or not is unavailable for now amid strict surveillance and heightened restrictions on information outflow.’ Source: Dossier Tibet

Demonstrations, News Item, Tibet

Tibetan Self-Immolates In Kham Region Of Occupied Tibet

The exiled Tibetan Administration has reported that a 24-year old Tibetan man, named as Pema Gyaltsen  self-immolated at around 4pm local Tibetan time, on March 18, 2017, near Tsoga monastery in Nyarong, Kham, eastern Tibet.

Pema Gyaltsen

Image: file photo made available to CTA

According to the report: ‘The police reportedly arrived at the scene and immediately took away his charred body. A minute-long video has emerged out of Nyarong today, which shows a huge police presence at the self-immolation site. There is no further information on Pema Gyaltsen and his current condition remains unknown.’