Rights group calls out China for crackdown on Tibetan intellectuals and cultural leaders

By Tenzin Lekdhen DHARAMSHALA, Dec. 28: China targets influential Tibetan writers, intellectuals, and cultural leaders by arbitrarily imprisoning them following lengthy detentions in undisclosed locations. Their crime, despite breaking no domestic rules, “is their extensive scholarship on Tibetan language, culture, literature that have captured the imagination of many young Tibetans.” Tibetan Centre for Human Rights […]

China demolishes 99-foot Buddha statue in Drago County

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Dec. 28: The Chinese authorities in Drago County in the Kham region of Tibet have reportedly demolished a 99-foot statue of Buddha, and destroyed 45 huge prayer wheels that were erected near Drago monastery, sources cited by Dharamshala-based Tibet Watch said. The report published on Friday said that the county chief […]