TYC declares 2013 ‘International Year of Tibetan Independence’

Tibetan Youth Congress, the largest pro-independence group in exile, has declared 2013 as the ‘International Year of Tibetan Independence’ and announced a series of activities to commemorate 100 years of the 13th Dalai Lama’s ‘Proclamation of Independence.’

‘Don’t’ want Japan to end up as a second Tibet,’ says Tokyo governor

Tokyo’s popular four-term governor, who recently kicked up a storm between China and Japan over the Senkaku islands, has said he doesn’t want Japan to end up as a “second Tibet.” Shintaro Ishihara hinted that Japan could suffer the fate of Tibet, which was invaded and occupied by China’s forces

Tibetan nun severely beaten, arrested in lone protest

A Tibetan nun was severely beaten and arrested for carrying out a peaceful protest calling for Tibet’s freedom and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Kardze region of Kham, eastern Tibet. Shedup Lhamo raised slogans calling for the freedom of Tibet, the long life and return of the Dalai Lama


tudents for a Free Tibet has pledged to intensify global action in response to today’s news that two more Tibetans have lit themselves on fire in Chinese-occupied Tibet, bringing the number of confirmed self-immolations since 2009 to 51 (1). Lobsang Kelsang, 18, a monk from Kirti Monastery, and Damchoe, 17, are reported to have self-immolated on the morning of August 27 in Ngaba, eastern Tibet (Ch: Aba, Sichuan Province). Both are reported to have died (2).