Rights group reveal new findings of Drago County desecration

By Tenzin Nyidon DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 27: London-based NGO, Free Tibet with its research arm, Tibet Watch released a new report “Desecration in Drago County: Destruction of Tibetan Religious Heritage, Arbitrary Detentions, and Torture” that reveal new findings of violations in Drago County in Kardze, eastern Tibet. The extensive report detailed the ongoing assault on Tibetan […]

Only Tibetans can decide on Dalai Lama’s successor, says Japanese Buddhist body

By Tenzin Nyidon DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 25: Representatives of the Japanese Buddhist Conference for World Federation issued a strong condemnation to Chinese officials for their interference in the succession process of the next Dalai Lama. The delegation in a letter to the Office of Tibet, Japan stated that only Tibetans will decide the next successor of […]

Rock legend David Crosby, friend of Tibet, Dalai Lama passes away at 81

By Tenzin Nyidon DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 23: Legendary singer-songwriter-guitarist David Crosby’s publicist on Thursday confirmed that he passed away aged 81. His wife, Jan Dance, told Variety that the singer passed away following a long illness.  The rock legend considered himself a supporter of Tibet and a follower of the Dalai Lama. In an interview with […]

WHO appeals China to release actual figure for Covid-19 deaths

By Tenzin Nyidon DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 21: The World Health Organisation has appealed China to release more information after Beijing reported only 60,000 deaths in people who contracted the Covid-19 virus since early December. The numbers, experts say, is highly sceptical and most likely a massive undercount in view of the mass infection and poor immunity […]

Charges against NYPD officer accused of spying for China to be dropped

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 20: US federal prosecutors have asked the charges against the former New York Police Department officer, Baimadajie Angwang be dismissed, according to a court document. The move to drop charges against the former officer came about two years after Angwang was accused to be an ‘unregistered agent’ of providing information […]

China trading away human rights for short-term political wins: HRW report

By Tenzin Nyidon DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 17: Human Rights Watch (HRW) in its 33rd annual report has extensively accused China of their hypocrisy in trading away human rights obligations for its short-term political wins and putting its individual agendas first. The World Report reviewed human rights standards in over 100 countries for 2022.   The HRW annual […]

Open letter to every Tibetan

By Penpa Dolma & Tashi Namgyal For too long we have allowed those in power to make laws for us as a collective. The common people trust authority figures to make laws fair for all and maintain them. In our Tibetan community and in the larger global community, we have witnessed that power that is […]

Dalai Lama launches CIRCA 20:23 with message of hope

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 13: Nobel laureate His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Wednesday launched the Cultural Institute of Radical Contemporary Arts (CIRCA) 20:23 program “The Art of Hope” at London’s Piccadilly Circus with a message of hope and oneness of humanity. The show is to be broadcasted daily at 20:23 local time throughout […]

UN human rights experts express “serious concern” over China’s assimilation policy

By Tenzin Nyidon DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 12: A group of four UN human rights experts expressed critical concern over China’s colonial boarding school system in occupied Tibet as a policy of  “acculturation and assimilation of Tibetan culture” on Wednesday. In the 17-page Special Rapporteurs issued to the Chinese authorities’ on 11 November, the UN rights experts have […]

Sister of imprisoned Tibetan entrepreneur stages protest against “unfair” verdict

By Tenzin Nyidon DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 9: Millionaire hotelier and philanthropist Dorje Tashi’s sister Gonpo Kyi staged a protest against the “unfair” verdict of her brother, outside the Lhasa Intermediate People’s Court according to information obtained by Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) on Saturday. She staged the protest advocating for an immediate release of […]