Thursday, October 17, 2013

Week Ending August 23, 2013

International Tibet Network News Digest & Analysis: 23 August 2013

Self-Immolations, Protests, and Restrictions in Tibet
Death penalty for Tibetan after death of wife in Ngaba - ICT
21 August | The Intermediate People’s Court in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture sentenced a Tibetan man, 32-year old Dolma Kyab to death for ‘killing his wife and burning her body to make it look as if she had self-immolated.’

Tibetan anti-mining protesters face violence under China & foreign corporate interests - Womens News Network
21 August | Clashes began on Tuesday August 13 and continued into Friday August 16 as government sponsored construction workers began working on 3 separate mining sites in the region.
Mining Protest, Yushu Prefecture, August 2013 - Free Tibet
20 August | A collection of photos received by Free Tibet depicting the anti-mining protests and police conflicts taking place in Yushul.

New information on Tibetan monk who self-immolated in Nepal - ICT
19 August | In an interview from 2011, Karma Ngedon Gyatso said that due to restrictions by the authorities on numbers of monks at his home monastery in Tibet, he was not able to register officially and was often harassed by officials as a result. He spoke about mining in his home area, and his fears about the extinction of Tibetan culture.

Nephew of Tibetan self-immolator among two missing - Phayul
22 August | Tashi Chowang, a nephew of Gudrup who died after setting himself ablaze on October 4 last year, and his friend Aphu Sonam were arrested by the officers from the Public Security Bureau on October 6 last year.

Tears of the past: Imprisoned Tibetan writer Gangkye Drupa Kyab in translation - TCHRD
20 August | TCHRD has translated and edited two short poems composed by Drupa Kyab. The poems reveal the suffering and pain endured by Tibetans during the crackdown on 2008 protests, and the hardships faced by ordinary Tibetans trapped in the web of official corruption and profiteering.

Opinion and Analysis
A no-win situation for Tibet - NITI Central
20 August | Claude Arpl reflects on French journalists’ past impressions of Tibet and questions the future of Chinese ‘development’ inside Tibet.

The Middle Way: A Highway for Solving Tibet’s Agony - Phayul
19 August | Nawang Phuntsok argues in support of the Middle Way policy, “Crafted with logical precision and legal clarity, the Tibetan Memorandum of Genuine Autonomy for the Tibetan People (2008) is the blueprint for the implementation of MW within the PRC’s Constitutional framework.”

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