International Tibet Network News Digest & Analysis: 12 April 2013
Self-Immolations, Protests, and Restrictions in Tibet
Tibetans Detained for Protesting Destruction of the Homes - Radio Free Asia
11 April | In Yulshul, 21 Tibetans have been detained following clashes with police over forced demolition of the Tibetans’ recently-rebuilt homes after the 2010 earthquake.
US Senators urge Tibet agenda for Secretary Kerry visit to China - ICT
11 April | 21 Senators have written to John Kerry, US Secretary of State, asking that he “make Tibet an integral issue” during his first visit to China.
Joint Letter to G8 Foreign Ministers - International Tibet Network
10 April | A joint letter from Member Groups addressing foreign ministers attending G8.
Office of Religious Freedom urged to investigate Tibet - Sun News
10 April | Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is urging Canada's new Office of Religious Freedom to tackle human rights in Tibet.
Massive Exploitation of Mineral Resources Caused Mining Disaster in Tibet - Central Tibetan Administration
10 April | The Environment Desk of the CTA has conducted an extensive probe into the mine collapse in Gyama Valley and concluded the reasons for the disaster are man-made.
Opinion and Analysis
Continuing unrest in Tibetan areas of China: Analysis - Albany Tribune
9 April | “Freedom-loving Tibetans” counter Chinese propaganda about their self-immolations and the relationship between Tibetans in exile and inside Tibet.
China’s rule of law: Go after the lawyers - Washington Post
8 April | Geng He and Cheng Guancheng write about the persecution, detention, and imprisonment faced by Chinese rights lawyers and their families.
Burning For Freedom: Crisis in Nepal as Tibetan Monks Self-Immolate and China Cracks Down - International Business Times
6 April | Investigating the current situation in Nepal as tensions between Tibetan protesters and the Chinese government build.