International Tibet Network News Digest & Analysis: 7 June 2013
Self-Immolations, Protests, and Restrictions in Tibet
Fire In The Land of Snow: Self-Immolations in Tibet - VOA
7 June | Combining smuggled videos, first-hand accounts and interviews with experts, scholars, and officials, this film provides an in-depth and comprehensive look at the recent history of Tibet and the powerful forces that lie at the heart of one of the largest waves of political self-immolations in history.
Special Report: The Mother Who Burned Herself to Death for Tibet - Reuters
6 June | A reporter tracks the personal circumstances of Kalkyi, a mother who self-immolated in Barma, looking for clues to what motivated her fiery protest.
Two Monks Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Holding Prayers for Self-Immolator - TCHRD
4 June | On 18 April 2013, the Yazi County People’s Court sentenced Tsondue, about 27, and Gedun Tsultrim, about 30, both monks from Beudo Monastery located in Beudo Township, to three years in prison for holding prayers for a man who self-immolated.
Tibetan Prisoner Out in Poor Health After Serving 5 Year Term - Radio Free Asia
6 June | Tsewang Dragpa, who participated in a 2008 protest in Draggo county, was released Wednesday. Dragpa, believed to be about 25, was detained by police on June 6, 2008 after staging a public protest in Draggo in Sichuan's Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.
China Looking Forward to ‘Historic’ US Summit - VOA
6 June | When President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping hold an informal summit this Friday and Saturday in California, it will be their first get-together since Xi became China’s president.
Opinion and Analysis
Rangzen in Your Heart? - Shadow Tibet
6 June | Jamyang Norbu writes on comments made by Karma Chophel, a student from Wisconsin, and the Dalai Lama.
Rights Group: Obama Must Turn Up The Heat On Tibet - CNN
6 June | Free Tibet’s new director Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren pressures Obama to address the critical situation in Tibet in upcoming talks with Xi Jinping.
The Sinicization of Tibet - Kashmir Times
5 June | Torture and cultural destruction in Tibet as part of China’s ongoing occupation have lasting effects on Tibetans inside Tibet and in exile.
Tashi Delek Comrade? The Sikyong Accepts Communist Rule in Tibet - Tibetan Political Review
4 June | TPR’s editorial board parses comments made by Lobsang Sangay and the CTA’s statements’ implications for the future of the Tibetan struggle.