Chinese police arrests Tibetan pilgrim for demanding access into Potala palace

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, June 17: A Tibetan man named Tsewang Norbu who was on pilgrimage to Lhasa city’s Potala palace has been arrested by Chinese authorities, according to information supplied to Phayul by the Dharamshala-based organization Tibet Watch. The 40-year-old pilgrim from Kham region reportedly urged the authorities to prioritize Tibetans to visit holy […]

47 nations question China on rights abuses in Xinjiang

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, June 17: 47 countries voiced their grave concerns over alleged human rights abuses in East Turkistan (Ch: Xinjiang) and demanded the details on the long-delayed report on the Uyghur Muslim community at the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday. The Dutch ambassador Paul Bekkers told the council, “We continue to be […]