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Two monks jailed for sharing information about self-immolation PDF Print E-mail
[6 October 2016] Two Tibetans monks who were arrested in connection to a self-immolation in 2015 have each been given 18-month prison sentences in a secret trial. Kelsang Monlam and Jinpa Gyatso were linked to Sangyal Tso's self-immolation protest on 27 May 2015.
Tibet Society attends Seventh International Tibet Support Groups Conference PDF Print E-mail
[14 September 2016] The Seventh International Tibet Support Groups Conference, held in Brussels and opened by the Dalai Lama, concluded on 10 September with delegates resolving to strengthen their efforts help find a peaceful resolution to the Tibet issue. President Norman Baker and Campaigns Coordinator Paul Golding attended the conference on behalf of Tibet Society.
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.
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