160 new cases among Tibetans in the Indian-subcontinent: CTA COVID-19 task force

DTR Hospital staffs administering a Rapid Antigen Test (Covid-19) to monks. (DTR hospital facebook)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 30: The last week has seen 160 new cases of Covid-19 among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan, the Exile Tibetan government, known officially as the Central Tibetan Administration’s Covid-19 Task Force said Thursday. The new cases have come from various Tibetan settlements such as Bylakuppe- 35, Ladakh-9, Mainpat-5, Dickyling-4, […]

Tibetan singer sentenced to 6 years for song criticizing Chinese policies

Lhundrub Drakpa in an undated photo

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Oct 30: A Tibetan singer named Lhundrub Drakpa has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for a song criticizing Chinese repressive government policies in Driru County in Nagchu in June. Activist group Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) reported that he was detained in May 2019, two months […]

Tibetan NGOs condemn China for the custodial death of Lhamo

Lhamo in an undated photo

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 30: A Tibetan woman named Lhamo from Tibet’s Driru county in Nagchu died while in custody in August this year, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The 36-year-old mother of three passed away shortly after she was sent to a hospital from police custody. Lhamo and her cousin, Tenzin Tharpa were […]