Friday, March 22, 2013

Week Ending March 22, 2013

International Tibet Network News Digest & Analysis: 22 March 2013

Self-Immolations, Protests, and Restrictions in Tibet
3 Tibetans Sentenced in Immolation Cases - New York Times
22 March | 3 Tibetans from Qinghai have been given prison sentences and political rights prohibitions ranging from 4 to 6 years for “inciting state secession”.

China: Alarming New Surveillance, Security in Tibet - Human Rights Watch
20 March | Chinese government announces use of the ‘grid monitoring system’ to further restrict Tibetans’ movements and target those returned from exile and prison.

Tibet Among Worlds Most Repressed Societies: US Senator - Economic Times
19 March | Robert Menendez stated that Tibet is ‘among the world’s most represed societies’ and the US and UN should work together to secure access to Tibet for independent observers.

Tibetan Voices Reverberate in the Halls of Congress During Tibet Lobby Day - ICT
22 March | For 2 days in Washington, DC, more than 140 Tibetans and supporters gathered to lobby their representatives to support concrete actions to solve the crisis in Tibet.

Tibet Official Qin Yizhi Gains Key Communist Youth League Post - SCMP
22 March | Seen as a ‘hardliner’ and known for ‘patriotic reeducation’ of monks in Tibet, Qin Yizhi moves to a ‘training ground’ position in the Communist Youth League.

Opinion and Analysis
‘Appeals Will Have No Effect on Self-Immolations’ - DW
20 March | Kirti Rinpoche says a religious command will not stop Tibetans from self-immolating in protest of Chinese policies.

Will a China Collapse Bring Freedom to Tibet? - Eurasia Review
20 March | China-watchers debate over whether political, economic, and social turmoil in China will benefit Tibetans.

Prosecute Hu Jintao - Phayul
19 March | Khendroob Thondup urges Tibetans and world governments to pursue charges against Hu Jintao for crimes against human rights.

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