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Three nuns commit suicide at Larung Gar in protest against demolition PDF Print E-mail
[6 September 2016] Three Tibetan nuns have committed suicide in protest against the state-sanctioned demolition work at the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute. Two of the nuns left notes expressing their extreme distress at the destruction. In addition, families of residents at Larung Gar could face punishment if their relatives fail to comply with the official expulsion orders.
China expelling half the population of influential Tibetan Buddhist institute PDF Print E-mail
[10 August 2016] At the end of July, Chinese authorities in Tibet began demolition work on Larung Gar, one of the worlds largest and most influential Tibetan Buddhist institutes. The government aims to halve the population and exert further control over the religious academy.  As well as the destruction of dwellings and expulsion of residents, the authorities are increasing surveillance, implementing entry screening procedures and forming new management committees to be led by a majority of government officials.
A Visit to Dharamsala PDF Print E-mail
[8 August 2016] In mid-July, Tibet Society's President Norman Baker visited the Tibetan exile community in Dharamsala, northern India. Whilst there, he met with the Dalai Lama and the Karmapa. Norman has written a short essay on his experience.
Khenpo Kartse released after serving full prison sentence PDF Print E-mail
[19 July 2016] Renowned Tibetan religious leader Khenpo Kartse has been released from prison in Chengdu after serving his full two and a half year sentence. However, he is not allowed to return to his monastery and remains under close surveillance by the Chinese authorities.
Yeshe Choedron awarded inaugural Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Medal of Courage PDF Print E-mail
[14 July 2016] A new international award for Tibetan human rights defenders has been bestowed upon political prisoner Yeshe Choedron, who is currently serving a 15-year sentence in a Chinese prison.
Tory Commission slams UK government's relationship with China PDF Print E-mail
[7 July 2016] A Conservative Party commission published a report last week condemning the UK government's relationship with China. The scathing report, which includes contributions from Tibet Society highlighting human rights abuses in Tibet, calls on the UK government to "conduct a thorough review of its China policy". Amongst the commission's recommendations for the UK government are to "meet regularly" with the Dalai Lama and to "urge China to work towards a peaceful and mutually acceptable resolution for Tibet".
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