Tibetan man attempts to self-immolate in protest of parliamentary row

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, June 22: A Tibetan man from Hunsur settlement in South India attempted to set himself on fire on Sunday morning, reportedly in protest of the ensuing crisis at the Tibetan Parliament, where the new Tibetan MPs are at loggerheads on the divided oath-taking ceremonies since last month. “The 45 MPs once […]

Opinion: Global civil society must promote linguistic rights for China’s Indigenous peoples

By Dr. Gerald Roche Approximately 300 languages are spoken in China, and about half are being eliminated. A major factor driving this crisis is China’s successful isolation of its citizens from transnational civil society that supports Indigenous languages in forums such as the United Nations. Two things enable China to get away with this: the country denies its colonial […]

Noted Tibetan writer’s fate hangs in limbo after two years of prison

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, June 22: A noted Tibetan writer named Thupten Lobsang Lhundup, who goes by the pen name Dhi Lhaden, was reportedly arrested on unspecified charges two years ago and still awaits trial for his arbitrary arrest. According to Radio Free Asia (RFA), the writer was taken into custody in June 2019 when […]