Tibetans Given Three-Year Prison Sentences in Nepal

Three Tibetans refugees, including two teenagers, who were arrested while attempting to transit through Nepal to India, were each given three-year prison sentences by a Nepalese court on January 8, 2003.

Beijing credited with rights progress

After years of finding nothing but fault with China’s human rights record, a major New York-based monitor said conditions had improved in the past year. Human Rights Watch, in its “World Watch” report published yesterday

No rule of law in China: Dalai Lama

Expressing concern over the atrocities on the people of Tibet, Nobel laureate Dalai Lama has said “there is no rule of law in China.” In a release issued by the Information Department of the Tibetan Government in-exile last night

The Maha Bodhi temple illuminated by candles…

The Maha Bodhi temple illuminated by candles and decoration lamps during the Kalachakra festival in the town of Bodh Gaya, believed to be the place where Buddha attained enlightenment, in the Indian state of Bihar, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003. The Kalachakra festival is the largest Buddhist’s prayer ceremony of the year.

Photo by Vikram Kumar